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Two people charged after serious assault in Norfolk County

One person was hospitalized after an argument in downtown Simcoe turned violent.

According to Norfolk OPP, three people became involved in a heated verbal dispute in a public space on Norfolk Street South around 5 p.m. on Friday.

The confrontation escalated with one of the people being physically assaulted. That individual was taken to hospital for injuries described as significant, but non-life threatening.

A 36-year-old man and 44-year-old woman, both from Norfolk County, were arrested.

The pair have been charged with aggravated assault. The woman was additionally charged with failure to comply with a probation order.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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