Two young Cape Breton men face assault charges after 14-year-old hospitalized

Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post
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SYDNEY — Two young men are facing charges in an alleged assault that put a 14-year old Cape Breton boy in hospital after the incident last Wednesday.

Eighteen-year-old Dakota Charles Williams of Scotchtown is to appear in Sydney provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing on charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession.

A 17-year-old boy from New Waterford is also charged with aggravated assault.

The mother of the injured 14-year-old says her son is in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with bruising on his brain, a fracture on his skull and a damaged eardrum.

The mother says her son was walking with a group of girls at the time of the incident.

She says two young men challenged the boy and then hopped a fence before the alleged beating occurred.

Organizations: Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Scotchtown, Sydney New Waterford

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