Man charged with attempted murder after gruesome attack in Leamington
Published Sunday, April 16, 2017 1:30PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 17, 2017 5:30PM EDT
People living in Leamington were unsettled by a gruesome scene on the weekend.
Provincial police have charged a 32-year-old man with attempted murder following a violent incident Easter Sunday that left a 42-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.
Police have not released any names, but friends of the 42-year-old victim have set up a Go Fund Me page for Leford Bailey.
Friends say he was air lifted to a London hospital, underwent a six-hour surgery and continues to recover.
They are trying to raise 5,000 to cover his medical bills.
Karysa Montgomery knew the victim. She says he's a Jamaican, has lived in Leamington for over 10 years and works in the greenhouse industry.
“You always see him walking around by school with headset in, singing down the street,” says Montgomery. “Just a really lively guy, that why I don’t und that happened to him at all.”
OPP crime scene tape closed down two blocks of Plumbrook Drive Sunday where blood stains could be seen on the pavement.
The incident around 3 a.m Sunday had a portion of Plumbrook closed for several hours. A resident told CTV News that a machete was involved, and that residents living near the crime scene were advised by police to stay in their homes.
At this point, OPP have not identified the type of weapon used in the attack to the media.
Police have not specified if the suspect and victim are known to each other.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.