Fifth person arrested in Hamilton Pride violence

Hamilton police have arrested a fifth person following a violent incident at the Hamilton Pride Festival. 900 CHML file photo

Hamilton Police have arrested and charged a fifth person in connection to the fight at the Hamilton Pride Festival at Gage Park on June 15.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with assault after a victim came forward to report the incident.

The accused will appear in court on July 29.

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Police are asking other victims and witnesses to contact them.

Christopher Vanderweide, 27, of Kitchener — known on social media as ‘helmet guy’ — has been charged with assault with a weapon.

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Cedar Hopperton, 33, a local LGBTQ2 activist, was arrested for a parole violation.

Police say two other people have turned themselves in for breaching probation.

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