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Quinte West man charged following several assaults in the city: OPP

OPP say a man was seriously injured in a string of assaults in Quinte West. A local man was arrested during the investigation.
OPP say a man was seriously injured in a string of assaults in Quinte West. A local man was arrested during the investigation. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A Quinte West man has been arrested following several assaults in the city, police say.

OPP were called to a home on Sidney Street in Trenton Thursday around 11 a.m. after a man said he was assaulted and his vehicle was damaged by an unknown man.

The man was sent to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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OPP then searched the area for the man, who they found on Leopold Street after a brief chase.

Police believe several other people were also assaulted by the man. In total, police say five people were assaulted by the man, two known to him and three others who were strangers.

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Police say four of the incidents happened all within a span of 20 minutes. One of the people unknown to the accused was trying to intervene to help someone during an alleged assault.

“Our officers acted quickly to locate the accused to put an end to the incident,” said OPP Const. Devin Leeworthy.

OPP have charged 43-year-old Mathew Scardino with four counts of assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, three counts of mischief under $5,000 as well as one count each of assault causing bodily harm and assault with the intent to resist arrest

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Scardino is meant to appear at a bail hearing Friday.

OPP did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

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