Stab­bing in Vic­to­ria

Ac­cused out on bail; back in court May 2

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A 24-year-old man from Vic­to­ria is out on bail af­ter be­ing charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault fol­low­ing an al­leged stab­bing in­ci­dent in­side a shed dur­ing the early hours of April 15.

Andrew James Cole ap­peared at Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court on April 15.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease, the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP was called to Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal shortly af­ter mid­night on April 15 in re­la­tion to a pa­tient who had been ad­mit­ted with a stab wound in the ab­domen.

The vic­tim of the al­leged stab­bing is Robert Har­ris, who was amongst a group of peo­ple, in­clud­ing Cole, who had gath­ered at a shed in Vic­to­ria. As of April 15, Har­ris was re­ported to be in sta­ble con­di­tion in the in­ten­sive care unit at the hos­pi­tal.

Cole was or­dered to pay $ 1,500 bail, keep the peace and be of good be­hav­iour, re­frain from con­sum­ing or pos­sess­ing al­co­hol or il­le­gal drugs, and re­frain from pos­sess­ing weapons. He also can­not leave the prov­ince and must check-in with the RCMP on Mon­days and Thurs­days.

Cole’s next court date is set for May 2.

Andrew Cole of Vic­to­ria takes a seat prior to his bail hear­ing on April 15 at Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court. Cole is ac­cused of stab­bing Robert Har­ris in the ab­domen. He has been re­leased on bail, and is due back in court on May 2.

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