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Man faces list of charges after violent assault, kidnapping

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Hanover police are praising the brave actions of a Good Samaritan who they say intervened after a woman was violently assaulted and kidnapped, then protected the victim, saving her from further injury and “possibly a very tragic outcome.”

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Hanover Police Service officers were called to a domestic dispute at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Callers reported a woman screaming, a disturbance and a violent struggle, according to a news release from Chief Chris Knoll.

Police determined that a 21-year-old Hanover man had broken into a woman’s apartment through a second-storey window, violently assaulted her and forced her into a vehicle, the release said.

The man then drove off with the woman inside the vehicle.

Police say the woman tried to escape the vehicle north of Hanover and, in doing so, attracted the attention of a Good Samaritan who came to her aid and called police.

“After police were contacted, the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle leaving the victim on the side of the road,” the release said.

A suspect was arrested a short time later. Paramedics took the women to the Hanover & District Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and later released.

Charged with seven offences is Brian Hollands, 21, of Hanover.

He faces charges of break and enter to commit an indictable offence, forcible confinement, uttering death threats, kidnapping, assault causing bodily harm – to choke, suffocate or strangle – mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.

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