Man charged with aggravated assault after woman critically injured at south London motel

London police vehicles in police parking garage, September 6, 2017. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

A 41-year-old London man has been charged in connection with an altercation in a motel room that left a woman in hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Police responded to a 911 call from a Wellington Road South motel employee just before 4 a.m. Sunday about a possible disturbance.

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Police say officers located a woman in medical distress as a result of injuries from an apparent assault that occurred in the room.

A 41-year-old man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of the victim, is charged with one count of aggravated assault. Police confirm the accused and the victim are in a long-term relationship.

The accused appeared in court via video on Sunday and was remanded into custody.

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He is scheduled to return to court on Tuesday.

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