SCARBOROUGHT, ON: Richard Russell wanted in alleged assault of woman and baby
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Richard Russell, 23, is wanted in an assault on a woman and her baby in a home near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. on Monday.
On Dec. 15 around 11:30 p.m., police allege the man entered the bedroom of a home near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. where the woman and her son were sleeping. The woman argued with the man while holding her son and begged the man to leave. The man allegedly became angry, grabbed the woman by her throat and began punching her. He also allegedly punched the baby in the head, causing swelling and bruising. The assault was interrupted by another person and the man threatened to kill the woman as he left.
Police are looking for Richard Russell, who is described as black and 6-feet-1, with a slim build. Police believe Russell is staying in Malvern and consider him dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).