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Hamilton police arrest Waterfront Trail assault suspect

A couple told police they had been assaulted by a man on a bike near Wild Waterworks at Confederation Park on July 7.
A couple told police they had been assaulted by a man on a bike near Wild Waterworks at Confederation Park on July 7. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police are crediting the public with helping to identify an assault suspect.

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On Sunday, July 7, police say a couple riding their bikes on the Waterfront Trail were confronted and assaulted by a man on a bike, who took off when police were called.

A photo of the suspect was released and police say thanks to tips from the public, the man was identified.

Police say 53-year-old Roderick Campbell was taken into custody in Burlington on Friday and is being held for a bail hearing.

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He is facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon and failing to comply with probation.

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