Man injured after ‘drunken, dangerous’ overnight parties: London police

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London police say a 24-year-old man was injured in an apparent assault after responding to three disturbance calls overnight Friday, including two near Fanshawe College.

Police say all three calls, one on Waterloo Street and two on Thurman Circle, near Fanshawe’s Oxford Street campus, involved large numbers of youth. Many of the people at the gatherings appeared to be intoxicated, London police said.

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1/2 These incidents involving young ppl engaged 20 LPS members for >30 hrs combined & will impact workload & response time throughout the city today. More importantly, this drunken, dangerous & at times criminal activity places all responders in harm’s way….

— Steve Williams (@S_Williams001) October 30, 2021

A 24 year-old man was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an apparent assault, police say. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.

Police say the disturbance calls “required significant police resources over a prolonged period of time.”

London police Chief Steve Williams said on Twitter Saturday the incidents kept 20 officers occupied for more than 30 hours combined.

“More importantly, this drunken, dangerous and at times criminal activity places all responders in harm’s way,” Williams said on Twitter.

The gatherings come two days before Halloween and as Western University breaks for its fall reading week.

Anyone with information about the apparent assault is asked to call London police at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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