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Two arrested after alleged murder plan thwarted in Walkerton

WALKERTON ­– Police arrested two people over the weekend in Walkerton after it was reported they were seeking help in planning a murder.

South Bruce OPP received a report of a suspicious person along Jackson Street around 10:24 p.m. on Aug. 2. Officers were told that the person was “soliciting assistance to plan a homicide.”

Police investigated the accusation and have made two arrests.

Ian Cooke, 25, of Brant Township, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He was held in custody pending the result of a bail hearing scheduled for Aug. 6.

The second accused, a 16-year-old resident of Southgate Township, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

The accused cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). They are currently in custody pending the result of an upcoming bail hearing.

Police say their ongoing investigation shows this is an isolated incident and that there is no threat to public safety.

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 www.cstip.ca.