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Hooksett man arrested on assault charges

HOOKSETT — A local man was arrested Thursday night on charges he assaulted a woman, police said in a release.

Richard Bates, 50, of 76 Merrimack St., hit the woman, who police did not name, several times and pushed her into a refrigerator, where she hit her head and briefly lost consciousness, the release said. The victim had “multiple bruises,” but refused medical treatment, the release said.
Bates was charged with second-degree assault.

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