Woman Assaulted by Stranger

Woodstock police say a woman out for a walk on Sunday morning was approached and assaulted by a man she didn’t know.

The 25-year-old woman was walking in the area of Norwich Ave near the CN tracks when she was approached by a man who hit her in the face several times before running east along the tracks. The woman was treated for facial injuries in Woodstock General Hospital and released.

The area was closed for about 45 minutes as officers and the canine unit conducted a search. They arrested 26-year-old John Lebreton of Woodstock, charging him with assault causing bodily harm. He is in police custody awaiting a bail hearing Monday morning.