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Charges laid after Guelph jogger was spat on and punched: police

Guelph police say a jogger was reportedly spat on and punched. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say a 42-year-old man is facing assault charges after a jogger was punched and spat on Wednesday night.

The alleged incident happened in the area of Speedvale Avenue and Stevenson Street at around 8:30 p.m.

According to a news release, the victim was running but stopped and turned around after a man yelled “come back here” at him.

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The 38-year-old runner was then punched and spat on by the man, who then drove away.

 

Police said they later located the vehicle and arrested a suspect.

He has been charged with two counts of assault and will make a court appearance in November.

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