June 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Updated: June 11, 2019 3:35 pm

Three men facing charges following altercation in Little Harbour, N.S., related to local lobster fisheries

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Three men were arrested and two men were transported to hospital following an altercation in Little Harbour, N.S., which is located approximately 35 km East of Musquodoboit Harbour, on Tuesday.

A woman was also injured but she did not require medical treatment.

According to the RCMP, the altercation stemmed from a longstanding dispute between two families, which is related to the local lobster fisheries. The dispute resulted in two men going to the home of another man to confront him.

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Two more men arrived, and a physical altercation ensued, with some of the parties involved using weapons, including a wrench, a golf club, and a baseball bat.

A 33-year old man from South West Cove, a 49-year-old and a 21-year-old man from Little Harbour are facing charges of assault.

The 49-year-old and 21-year-old were held in custody overnight and are to be taken to court on June 10, while the 33-year-old was released and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on July 24.

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In a press release, the RCMP said they’re taking this complaint seriously.

“Since the beginning of the lobster season, the RCMP has been conducting proactive patrols with a visible police presence on the water and this will continue until the end of the season. Building a partnership with the fishing communities and ensuring everyone safety is a priority for the RCMP.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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