(FORT SEVERN, ON) – Fort Severn is the most northern community in Ontario. It is situated on Severn River near the Manitoba border and a hop, skip and jump away from Hudson’s Bay.
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Recently, a terrifying incident unfolded which resulted in a woman being airlifted to Sioux Lookout hospital for emergency medical attention. The woman was then transported to a different hospital because Sioux Lookout was unable to give her the amount of healthcare she needed.
Before telling the story, we would like to advise readers that we are legally obligated to refer to what is said to have happened as “allegations” until they are proven in court. We are in no way shape or form, intending or wanting to demean or discredit what the victim went through. Below is the story as we have heard it via reported allegations.
Allegations are that Neil Howson has been beating on at least one woman, possibly and likely more, in the First Nation of Fort Severn. Over the last few days, it is said that he had barged into the home of a woman, who had her children home at the time. After being startled awake by being beaten, the woman fled the home on foot, knowing that Howson would pursuit her. Her intentions were to spare the kids having to see her getting beaten up once again.
“Beating on women makes you tufff? Pfft sickening…idk what makes him think it’s ok to barge in our home and attack us while trying to sleep..I left him alone..he came here so ppl can’t say I went there and caused trouble….” said his ex.
“He had to kick and punch me when I had our kids beside me..(the child) saw what happened now she is traumatized telling me she’s scared to sleep, makes sure our bedroom door is closed and wants it locked but I don’t have a lock for my room..I wish she didn’t have to see that” Neils ex said.
Neil chased his ex girlfriends mother out the house and caught up to her outside. The woman screamed for help but none came quick enough. It was at this point the woman endured a severe beating which caused serious damage. Neil is said to have been dating this woman’s daughter and that he showed up there to attack his now ex-girlfriend. The two women along with 5 children were home at the time of the incident.
Sources indicate that the woman remains in hospital and has had a number of procedures performed in an attempt to save her life. The information we have obtained is that the woman is in serious condition even after a 4-hour surgery that was performed earlier today.
Her injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Fractured cheekbone.
- Fractured nose.
- Jaw broken in two places.
- Undetermined damage in her mouth.
The victim is scheduled for a number of upcoming surgeries in an attempt to restore her health and stabilize her condition further.
Officers with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Fort Severn detachment have arrested and detained, Neil Howson. He was denied release from jail and was flown out to the Kenora District Jail, where he remains in custody.
There is a concern that there may be more victims linked to Howson. Anyone who may have suffered due to his actions is urged to contact the police immediately at 1-888-310-1122.