Lakefield man allegedly assaults spouse, chokes dog: Peterborough police

FILE: A photo of handcuffs
A Lakefield man is accusing of assaulting his spouse and injuring a dog. Daniel Allan/Getty Images/File

A Lakefield, Ont., man is facing charges of spousal assault and animal cruelty following an investigation into a domestic incident.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, police were called about a series of alleged incidents over several days.

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It was reported that the man allegedly assaulted the female victim twice and choked her dog.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man who was charged with assault causing bodily harm — spousal and assault — spousal, along with cruelty to animals causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury.

The man was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Tuesday.

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In order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident, the name of the accused will not be released, police said.

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