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8 teens and a man from Kitchener arrested in connection with recent assault

Waterloo Regional Police say they have arrested eight teens and a man in connection with an assault that took place in early March in Kitchener.

The incident occurred near Block Line Road and Homer Watson Boulevard back on March 10.

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At around noon that day, a teen was approached by a group of teens and attacked.

Police say he was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

They say they have arrested a group of males from Kitchener between the ages of 15 and 19 years old in connection with the incident.

Six teens aged 17, plus a 15-year-old, a 16-year-old, and a 19-year-old man, have been charged with assault causing bodily harm, causing a disturbance, and mischief under $5,000.

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In addition, three of the 17-year-olds are also facing extortion charges.

Police say they expect to lay additional charges in connection with the incident.

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