Assault at home outside Dettah leaves man ‘seriously injured’


RCMP say a man faces assault charges after a 52-year-old was left “seriously injured” in an attack at a home on the Dettah access road.

In a news release on Thursday, police said 42-year-old Andrew Lafferty, a Dettah resident, had been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

RCMP said Lafferty was due in court on Thursday. The charges against him have not yet been tested in court and he is assumed innocent until proven guilty.

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According to police, Lafferty was arrested at the property in question on Wednesday after officers were called and found the 52-year-old, whose name was not made public, suffering from unspecified “serious injuries.”

The man was subsequently medevaced to Edmonton for treatment.

Police said their investigation is continuing.