Bradford man charged with attempted murder

A 27-year-old Bradford man is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after a woman was attacked at a Bradford factory.

At about 9:30 p.m. on July 4, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the factory located in the 10th Sideroad and 8th Line area for a report of a possible industrial accident. When officers arrived on scene, they located an injured woman being treated by paramedics. She was transported to hospital by emergency run and later transferred to a Toronto trauma centre. She is listed in critical condition following surgery.

The investigation revealed the woman had been attacked by another employee, who then left the building. A suspect was arrested, without incident at 2:43 a.m., after officers stopped a vehicle in the Simcoe Road and Line 6 area. He was taken to South Division to be processed and is scheduled to appear in Barrie bail court on July 5.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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