Man ac­cused of as­sault­ing woman with weapon

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COR­NER BROOK — A Cor­ner Brook man is in cus­tody af­ter he was charged with as­sault­ing a woman with a weapon on mul­ti­ple oc­ca­sions. Ac­cord­ing to the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary, the woman suf­fered in­juries to her face and head, but the in­juries are not life-threat­en­ing.

The vic­tim and the man charged, Benny Arthur Roberts, are known to one an­other and po­lice have said the charges were the re­sult of an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Roberts was charged with three counts of as­sault with a weapon and be­ing un­law­fully in a dwelling.

He ap­peared be­fore a pro­vin­cial court judge Satur­day.

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