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North Perth man charged with assault with a weapon

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LISTOWEL – Police have charged a North Perth man with assault following an incident on a walking path in Listowel on July 27.

Just after 10:30 p.m. on, the Perth County OPP were called to the walking trail between Queen St. E. and Elizabeth St. E.

The accused allegedly approached a group of youth that were walking on the path and threw a glass bottle on the ground in front of them. The bottle broke and a piece of glass struck the victim.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say that the victim and accused do not know each other.

The accused was found nearby and arrested.

The accused, 28-year-old David Ernest of North Perth, has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Ernest was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 1-888-310-1122. Those wanting to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at http://hc-cs.ca.