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Investigation ongoing following alleged assault in Sundre

Police report witnesses at Sundre house party said fight ensued when unruly male was asked to leave
Sundre RCMP is investigating the circumstances behind an alleged assault that occurred in town on Thursday, Aug. 26. File

SUNDRE — An early-hour morning fight that broke out in town when an unruly male was asked to leave a party remains under investigation.

At 1:46 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, the local RCMP detachment received a call for assistance from emergency medical services to attend to a victim of an alleged assault on 4th Ave. SW.

Alberta Health Services had received a call reporting that a male had been discovered laying on the ground by someone who was driving by at the time, Cpl. Resus Organ, acting commander of the Sundre RCMP detachment, said in a release dated Tuesday, Aug. 31.

“The Sundre RCMP detachment attended to find a male who claimed to have been beaten up by a group of unknown people,” reads a portion of the corporal’s statement.

RCMP subsequently learned the location of a nearby house party, with police later following a trail of debris and garbage cans that had been knocked over from where the male was found by AHS to the house party a couple of blocks away.

During the course of conducting interviews with witnesses at the house party, police confirmed the male who was found on the street had previously attended the house party.

“The male started acting up and becoming aggressive with other people at the party,” wrote Organ.  

When the male was asked to leave, "a consensual fight" ensued between him and another person at the party, the corporal reported.

The male was eventually forcefully removed from the party, he said.

“Alcohol and drugs were a factor in this complaint.”

Organ said the investigation remains ongoing, and encouraged anyone with firsthand knowledge of the incident to contact the local detachment's complaint line at 403-638-3655.

Simon Ducatel

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