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East Hartford man arrested for hitting his girlfriend


West Hartford police arrested an East Hartford man Saturday after they said he assaulted his girlfriend several times over an extended time period.

Officers were called to a home on Main Street just before 7 a.m. for a reported assault. According to police, Timothy Syms, 30, began hitting his girlfriend on Friday at 9 a.m. and continued until police were called on Saturday.

Syms, who has an extensive criminal history, hit his girlfriend at one point while she was holding her 2-week-old child.

The child suffered a minor abrasion, but did not require medical treatment, police said. It is unclear how the child got the abrasion.

Syms was charged with cruelty to persons, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and first-degree unlawful restraint among other criminal charges.

Syms was scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday morning.

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