OPP looking for 10 people in connection with Quinte West assault

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Quinte West O.P.P. investigating alleged assault on a father and son at Glen Miller road residence
WARNING: This video contains images that may be disturbing to some: OPP are investigating what they say was an assault of two people by a group of 10 people in Quinte West over the weekend – Jul 20, 2020

OPP are looking for 10 people they say were involved in an assault in Quinte West over the weekend.

Police were called to a home on Glen Miller Road in Quinte West around 2 a.m. Sunday morning to respond to an alleged assault.

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Ten people were involved in the altercation, that sent two men to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, OPP say.

One of those men, Glenn Hamer, who says he owns the house where the incident took place, provided Global News with security footage of the incident.

Hamer’s injuries, while not life-threatening, are serious and extensive.

“Very swollen jaw, possibly cracked, slight concussion, broken lip, loose teeth, bruised ribs — it goes on and on and on I get new aches every day,” Hamer told Global Kingston.

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Click to play video: 'Security footage captures group allegedly assaulting 2 people in Quinte West'
Security footage captures group allegedly assaulting 2 people in Quinte West

Hamer claims he was working outside in the yard at night to avoid the recent heat.

He says it was about 2 a.m, just after his son Nickolas Hamer had returned home, when things went seriously wrong.

“Then we noticed three carloads of people; over 10 people pulled up in front of the house,” Hamer said.

Hamer’s home security camera caught the altercation and he has now sent it to police along with the names of two people Hamer says he recognized.

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The security footage shows Hamer’s son getting punched and knocked to the ground with the force of the blow by one man.

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Hamer backs out of the camera’s framing but two men can be seen charging forward, punching and kicking in his direction.

Two more men quickly follow.

Hamer says he lost consciousness and doesn’t know how long the attack went on.

He says when he eventually came to, near his front door, his assailants were gone and he was lying in a pool of his own blood.

“My little white dog was covered in blood lying with me on the ground, I got up: ‘where am I? What week is it? What day? What month is it? Don’t even know,'” Hamer recalled.

Blood still stains the wall inside the home’s entrance where Hamer says he stumbled, disoriented, after the attack.

“I found my son about a half hour later laying outside.”

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Hamer says he didn’t contact Quinte West Provincial Police until later Sunday morning.

Const. Maggie Pickett says the Ontario Provincial Police investigation got underway around 11 a.m. July 19.

“We’re looking for the public’s assistance to help us out in identifying 10 individuals who were at that residence,” Pickett said.

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More footage from another security camera shows several people hanging back, including two women, one of whom is holding a baseball bat.

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The video does not have audio, but several of the men from the group can be seen saying something to the two other men at the home.

Hamer claims the alleged assault has something to do with motorcycle loans signed with someone from a past relationship, but OPP said they could not provide any information about what prompted the altercation.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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