A young London woman remained in hospital in critical but stable condition Sunday afternoon after suffering multiple stab wounds in an early morning incident near Clarence Street and Grey Street.
Police say they were called to the area around 1:48 a.m. Sunday following reports of a large disturbance. At the scene, officers located the stabbing victim, who was rushed to hospital. In addition, two other women suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
Investigators say they have determined that the incident appeared to have started as a “consensual physical altercation between four adult females all known to one another,” according to a police media release.
Officers took four women into custody at the scene. Two were later released without charges, police said.
As a result of the investigation, Tabitha Cooper, 24, of London has been charged with one count of aggravated assault stemming from the injuries sustained by the stabbing victim, police said.
In addition, police say Sophia Cooper, 20, of London has been charged by police with assault causing bodily harm in relation to minor facial injuries sustained by a second victim who was treated and released.
The incident remains under investigation by the London Police Major Crimes Section, and no further suspects are being sought, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).