February 18, 2019 12:58 pm

Nova Scotia man charged in connection with ‘serious assault’ in Pictou County: RCMP

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A 23-year-old man is facing charges after what police are describing as a “serious assault’ in Pictou County last month.

RCMP say that on Jan. 28, officers responded to a complaint about an assault inside a home on Merigomish Road in Linacy, N.S.

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Inside, a 17-year-old man was found inside the home, having sustained serious head and facial injuries. The youth was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police say that they later arrested James Kirk Sim, 23, of Thorburn, N.S., in connection with the incident.

He has now been charged with aggravated assault, uttering threats and assault.

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Sim is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on April while the victim remains in hospital in Halifax with serious injuries.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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