London man, 19, charged in downtown assault that seriously injured 18-year-old

FILE. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

Police in London, Ont., have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with a downtown assault over the weekend that left an 18-year-old in critical condition.

On Monday, police said the victim’s condition has been upgraded to serious. Ho Lee, 19, of London is facing a charge of aggravated assault.

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Police add that the suspect and victim did not know each other.

Officials say around 1 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews responded to a serious assault in the 100 block of John Street, off of Richmond Row.

At that time, the victim was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and police said the suspect had fled before officers arrived.

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The investigation is ongoing.

–with files from Global News’ Kelly Wang.

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