Senior accused of assaulting police

Serge Zubko who claims he was beaten by police in his own home. Morris Lamont/QMI AGENCY

Serge Zubko who claims he was beaten by police in his own home. Morris Lamont/QMI AGENCY

Kelly Pedro, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 4:20 PM ET

LONDON, Ont. — An 87-year-old man will get his day in court to face charges he resisted arrest and assaulted police officers who responded to his home after his wife —who has Alzheimer's — told passersby there was a "bad man" in the house.

Serge Zubko’s trial is expected to begin and end on June 23.

Zubko said the chain of events started at about 9 p.m. on July 22, 2013, when his wife, who speaks mostly Polish, left the house and caught the attention of three girls walking by because she said there was a “bad man” in the house.

Police were called to the home. Zubko ignored their questions and tried to go to his wife.

“Both of them, there was two of them (police officers), stepped in front of me, they grabbed me, put my hands in my back and shoved me into the cement. I became a criminal there,” said Zubko, who arrived in Canada in 1950 and said he never had a problem with police before.


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