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Man charged after woman assaulted and choked in Toronto: police

Police say Zachary John, 20, has been arrested and charged. Handout / Toronto Police

Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged after a woman was assaulted, thrown to the ground and choked in Toronto on Saturday.

Toronto police said in a news release that shortly after 9 a.m., officers were called to the area of Woodbine and Cosburn avenues in the city’s east end for an assault.

The statement said a woman got into a car with a man and he drove away, refusing to let her leave.

The man allegedly assaulted her, made threats and stole her personal items.

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Police said he also threw her to the ground and choked her.

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Police said earlier Sunday that Toronto resident Zachary John was wanted for various offences.

In an update Sunday afternoon, police said John had been arrested and charged with two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of theft, three counts of assault, uttering threats, and assault/choking.

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