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UPDATED: St. John's man remains in hospital with serious injuries after Cookstown Road assault


St. John's brothers charged to appear in court Friday, police collected golf club head as evidence

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Police provided a brief update Thursday afternoon to say the 47-year-old man who sustained injuries remains in hospital with what a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) spokesperson called "serious injuries". 

Earlier story:

Shortly after midnight, RNC officers were en route to a call for service but when passing through an area of centre city noticed what appeared to be a disturbance in the street, an RNC spokesperson told The Telegram on Wednesday.

He said that after an investigation, officers arrested two St. John's men - a 46-year-old and 48-year-old - and charged them both with aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm. 

The two men charged are brothers, William Ryan and Anthony Ryan. They appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon and their case was set over until Friday.

A 47-year-old man was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. The man remains in hospital, but police could not provide information about the extent of his injuries at this time.

Police say the three men are believed to be known to each other. 

Regarding a golf club head collected as evidence at the scene, the RNC spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing and any information about a weapon is a part of that investigation, so he can not comment on whether it was involved in this incident. 

If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Earlier story:

One man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a stabbing and serious assault in St. John’s early Wednesday morning.

When the Telegram arrived at the scene on Cookstown Road just before 1 a.m., police had a section of the street cordoned off and forensic identification officers were taking photos of the area, including the head of a golf club that was lying in the middle of the road. The club head was placed in an evidence bag and removed from the scene.

The victim had already been taken to hospital.

One officer was also seen entering a home nearby to apparently interview witnesses while another searched the area, in the rain, using a flashlight.

More information will be provided as it becomes available

— This story was edited to add additional detail.

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