1 arrested, 3 suspects sought after angler seriously injured in assault at Moira Lake near Madoc: OPP

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OPP are investigating an assault on an angler on Moira Lake on May 17. File / Getty Images

A Centre Hastings, Ont., man has been charged with assault and three other suspects are being sought following an assault at Moira Lake in Central Ontario last month.

According to Central Hastings OPP, on May 17 around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a report that a 25-year-old man had allegedly been assaulted while fishing at Moria Lake, south of the village of Madoc.

OPP say the victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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The investigation has led to one arrest, OPP stated Wednesday morning.

Joshua Ree, 34, of Centre Hastings, has been charged with aggravated assault.

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He was released and will appear in court in Belleville on July 23.

OPP are looking to identify three other suspects who reportedly fled the scene in a red Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Hastings OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (613) 473-4234 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip.

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