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

London police vehicles in police parking garage, September 6, 2017.
London police vehicles in police parking garage, September 6, 2017. Matthew Trevithick / 980 CFPL

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.