Waterloo man sees aggravated assault charge dropped
Published Monday, July 11, 2016 10:29AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 11, 2016 4:42PM EDT
A charge of aggravated assault has been dropped against a 24-year-old Waterloo man.
The charge was dropped Monday morning, during a brief appearance in Guelph court by Bradley Larkin.
The charge stemmed from an altercation outside a downtown Guelph nightclub last November, which police say involved a 35-year-old man hitting his head on the pavement, and ending up in hospital in critical condition.
Larkin’s lawyer says his client was a manager at the nightclub, and the altercation was the result of him being afraid for his well-being and that of the other people in the establishment.
“He reasonably removed a patron who was in contravention of the Liquor Licence Act, and who was causing a disturbance,” lawyer Bernard Cummins said outside court.
“The Crown came to the conclusion that there wasn’t a reasonable prospect of conviction.”
Larkin is the son of Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin.
With reporting by Alexandra Pinto