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Man facing aggravated assault charge released on bail

A man charged with aggravated assault in connection with an alleged stabbing on Boxing Day in Mount Pearl was released from custody Thursday on a number of bail conditions.

William Nickerson, 24, of Mount Pearl is facing three charges, including aggravated assault in which the victim allegedly received wounds, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon — a knife.

The alleged incident occurred Dec. 26 near the Wendy’s/Tim Hortons location in Mount Pearl.

The extent of the injuries to the male victim is unknown at this time.

In provincial court in St. John’s Thursday, Nickerson was granted bail by Judge Robin Fowler and was released after a $1,000 cash deposit was made with the court and after Nickerson agreed to abide by conditions.

Those conditions include that he have no contact with the victim and others listed on his release papers, and that he stay away from any place they frequent.

Nickerson has to report to the RNC once per week — on Mondays — and abide by a curfew from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

He also has to stay away from the Wendy’s/Tim Hortons location and not possess any weapons, and stay away from any place where firearms, knives or other weapons are kept.

His next court appearance is set for Feb. 5.

A number of family members and supporters were in court Thursday when Nickerson’s case was called.

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