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Saturday, July 2, 2022
Welland man assaulted in his driveway
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Police say a 36-year-old Welland man was attacked by three men in his driveway on Tuesday at about 5 a.m.

They said the victim was approached by the three males in his driveway on Division St. when a disturbance ensued.

One of the alleged assailants struck the victim in the head by a golf club and another struck him with a pipe, before fleeing the scene after being alerted by the victim's girlfriend.

The victim was transported to Welland County General Hospital for treatment of lacerations on his head and a fractured cheek bone.

Police arrested and charged are three males from Welland.

43-year-old Martin Kowalczyk and 38-year-old Luke Kowalczyk were charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Also charged with assault causing bodily harm is 51-year-old Paul Paparoni.

Police said all three males were held in custody pending the outcome of a bail hearing on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Catharines.