Assault With A Weapon

A 60-year-old Blenheim man is facing charges after hitting another man with his cane.

Police say the man stopped the victim on the street and asked to borrow his lighter. He was given the lighter to use and refused to give it back. The victim told the 60-year-old he was going to contact the police if the lighter was not returned and he was then hit over the head with the cane.

The Blenheim man was arrested, charged with assault with a weapon and released.

The victim sustained minor injuries.