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Police seeking witnesses after alleged hit-and-run, assault in Digby

Nova Scotia RCMP are asking the witnesses of a reported assault to come forward.
Nova Scotia RCMP are asking the witnesses of a reported assault to come forward. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police are asking for the public’s help in connection with an investigation into an alleged hit-and-run and assault in Digby, N.S., over the weekend.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they responded to Birch Street at around 2:40 a.m. Saturday after a vehicle reportedly crashed into a home and then left the scene.

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A short time later, police say they received another call reporting that three men were smashing the windows of a vehicle near a restaurant in Digby and trying to get the driver out of the vehicle.

“Police quickly determined the vehicle in both incidents was the same,” police said in a news release on Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find the injured driver, who was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

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Police say the men who were reportedly assaulting the driver had left the scene, and officers are now looking for help in identifying the suspects.

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RCMP say there are witnesses to the alleged assault, and they are asking those witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Digby RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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