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SIU investigating after woman in Keswick sustains serious injury

The SIU is an arms-length civilian agency that investigates allegations of serious injury, death, or sexual assault involving Ontario police forces.
The SIU is an arms-length civilian agency that investigates allegations of serious injury, death, or sexual assault involving Ontario police forces. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), is investigating a serious injury sustained by a woman in Kewsick.

According to the SIU, at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, York Regional police officers received a report that a 47-year-old woman was in distress at the Woodbine Avenue and Morton Avenue strip mall.

The SIU says officers found the woman, however, she fled into a nearby forest.

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Officers eventually located the woman in the Carrick Avenue and Tuch Drive area.

The SIU says during the interaction between the woman and officers, the woman sustained a serious injury and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Police notified the SIU, which invoked its mandate to investigate deaths, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault involving police officers.

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The SIU says two investigators, one forensic investigator, two subject officers and five witness officers have been designated to this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 1-800-787-8529.