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Man charged with Attempted Murder after Serious Assault

Oct 22, 2021

Inc. # 21-41378

The Brantford Police Service are seeking witnesses of a serious assault to contact detectives with any information or video they may have.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21,, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service patrol section responded to an assault in the area of Richmond Street and Brant Avenue.

Upon arrival, police encountered a male suspect assaulting a male victim.  

The victim was transported to a nearby trauma center with life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

A male suspect was taken into custody by officers at the scene of the assault.  

Due to the severity of the injuries, members of the Brantford Police Services Major Crimes Unit are leading the investigation. 

The accused, Barry Foster Kelly, 32, of Brantford (No Fixed Address) is facing charges of attempted murder and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (knife). The accused was held pending bail.

The accused and the victim were known to one another. Police are not looking for any other suspects. There is no threat to public safety.  

Detectives are asking for anyone may have been in the area at the time of the incident and who observed an altercation, or who live in the area and have video surveillance available to contact Detective Justin Torek at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272. Additionally, tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or online at: 

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