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Update 2nd Major Beating in Westfort Ward Police requesting assistance

Update 2nd Major Beating in  Westfort Ward Police requesting assistance

Tyler Mark Smith was seriously beaten after leaving Cheers on James Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – September 10,  2019  (LSN)  Today, the  Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance as officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a weekend assault.

Police were originally dispatched to the 1200 block of Francis Street West shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 following reports a male had been assaulted.

Police spoke to the victim as paramedics attended to his injuries. He was then transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences for further treatment. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The victim left Cheers the Village Pub around 12:30 a.m. and was located in front of a Francis Street West residence around 2 a.m.

Investigators are asking residents who may have surveillance footage between those locations to contact police if they believe they may have captured anything that could assist with this investigation.

Citizens are also encouraged to contact police if they noticed anything suspicious in the areas in question between the hours of 12:30 and 2 a.m. Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – September 9,  2019  (LSN)  2nd Major Beating in  Westfort Ward Tyler Mark Smith was seriously beaten after leaving Cheers on James Street. A person has seriously beaten on Centre Street a couple of weeks ago.

Tyler Mark Smith  Is OK... BUT Tyler was assaulted last night while walking home from Cheers. The last thing he remembers was being inside Cheers and socializing at the bar. The nurse said the ambulance picked him up on Francis St., which makes little sense as Cheers is on Frederica St and we live on Frederica. I got a call just before 3 am from the hospital Tyler Mark Smith Attacked in Westfort Lake Superior Newssaying he had been assaulted. I immediately went to the hospital and when I got there the scene looked bad (first two pics). I stayed with him until he'd had all his scans and Xrays and it was confirmed that there was no swelling in his brain or internal bleeding. Then I went home to rest while they kept him to monitor a bit longer and administer his stitches. I went back to get him around 9 am. He's home and comfortable now and the final diagnosis is a fractured skull, fractured nose, bruised ribs, a severe concussion, some broken teeth and a few stitches in his mouth. There's no swelling in the brain or internal bleeding though, which is most important. He's expected to take some time off work and to fully recover. His wallet and phone were stolen, all has been reported, cards all cancelled and thankfully the phone has insurance. A police report has been made but he has no memory of it so we have no idea who did this to him. There is an investigation ongoing so hopefully, they find out. The main thing is he's going to be ok and for that, I'm so eternally grateful.



Tyler isn't a small man. He's 6'4" and over 200lbs. This can happen to ANYONE. Make sure you don't walk alone. Please take a cab or uride, do the buddy system, stay safe and tell your people you love them. ❤

tayler Mark Smith

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