Four police officers assaulted during late-night melee outside bar

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Four people are facing a combined 12 charges after four officers were assaulted while breaking up a late-night fight in downtown Woodstock, police say.

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Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a “licensed establishment” in the Dundas Street area around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Woodstock police said.

Officers managing a large group of people outside the business intervened in a fight that broke out just after 2:30 a.m., police said.

Additional fights broke out after and four officers were assaulted, police said. They did not suffer physical injuries, and there were no reports of injuries among those involved in the altercation, police said.

Two people from Woodstock, ages 19 and 46, along with a 28-year-old Chatham resident and a 22-year-old from Ingersoll, face a combined 12 charges, including causing a disturbance, assaulting a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer, and mischief under $5,000.

Woodstock police said the investigation was ongoing Monday and asked anyone with information to contact them at 519-537-2323 or report anonymously to Oxford Crime Stoppers at or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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