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Police Say Fatal Stabbing Caught On Newly Installed CCTV Cameras In Downtown Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-The Peterborough Police Service says newly installed CCTV cameras in the downtown core recorded a fatal stabbing overnight.

Officers received a call from a citizen for service around 11:30pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, from the George Street and Charlotte Street area.

They arrived to find a male, in his late 20’s, suffering from a stab wound.  The male was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he succumbed to his injury. No name was released pending notification of next of kin.

Officers also searched Fleming Park in the Brock Street and Aylmer Street area as part of the investigation which included using the canine unit.

Police say the incident was captured by the CCTV cameras that were recently installed.

“We want the public to know, in case there was any doubt about the efficacy of our CCTV cameras, that these cameras caught this incident. As you know these cameras were recently installed in our downtown core and as I indicated at that time they would be used as an investigative aid when necessary,” said Chief Betts in a press conference this afternoon. “We understand that this incident will lead to questions about safety of the area.  We absolutely understand those concerns and want to reassure residents that our officers are working diligently to determine what happened and to identify, find and arrest the person responsible.”

Betts urged the culprit to turn themselves in.

We are asking anyone with information to call the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

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