Help Police Find Out What Happened To A Man Found Injured Outside The Only Cafe

[UPDATE No. 5, January 21st: From a Peterborough Police Media release today...

Further to The Only Cafe Incident:

Through the course of this investigation police have now learned that two males and one female were directly involved in the attack on Brandon Delaney. Police are confident that several persons are aware of the identity of these suspects. Police would like to thank the public for the numerous tips received to date and are asking for continued assistance to help identify who the two men and one woman are as it is believed they all played a role in the attack. The victim has been released from hospital and is recovering from his severe head injuries at home.

[UPDATE No. 4, January 14th: A benefit concert is being organized for Brandon Delaney and his family at the Historic Red Dog. Get all the deets at this "In Honor of Brandon Delaney" Facebook page. Let's get the community rallying behind this family. Delaney is recovering from a fractured skull in hospital, and has a long recovery ahead of him.]

[POLICE UPDATE No. 3, January 14th: The victim has been identified as Brandon Delaney, 39, of Peterborough. He is now off life support and in stable condition.]

[UPDATE No. 2, January 14th: Police report the victim remains on life support in hospital in Kingston, and are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call 705.876.1122]

[UPDATE, January 13th: Chex Newswatch reporter Caley Bedore reports the man is on life support at Kingston General Hospital.]


From a special Peterborough Police media release Saturday (January 12th)...

On January 12th, 2013 just before 2:00 a.m. the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service was called to the area of 216 Hunter Street West (The Only Cafe) to assist paramedics with a non-responsive male that was found lying in, and surrounded by, a large amount of blood.

It is unknown how this male sustained his injuries.

Police were unable to locate any witnesses at the scene and are asking for the public’s assistance if anyone has information that may determine what events transpired up to the point when the male was located.

The identity of the male will not be released at this time and it is unknown if he was actually the victim of an offence, or circumstance.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police at 705-876-1122, or information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on-line at


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