Charges laid in Mount Forest attack

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On September 28, 2019, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of an assault that had occurred on Elgin Street South in the town of Mount Forest.

It was reported that the victim had fallen approximately 10' when the ladder they were working on had been forced to the ground.

The victim was then struck numerous times with a metal bar.

It was also reported that the assailant had been concealing their identity but witness accounts identified the vehicle that the assailant fled in.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

OPP were able to locate the vehicle and arrest the assailant.

As a result of the investigation, Bradley H. LACOMBE, 49-year-old of Mount Forest is charged with Aggravated Assault, Disguise with Intent to commit an Indictable Offence and Possession of a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was held for bail.

Any person with information regarding this incident should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.

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