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A woman was assaulted and hit over the head with a beer bottle on the 100 block of Ashland Avenue at about 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

An unknown suspect came up behind the woman, put her in a “bear hug,” punched her in the face and smashed a beer bottle over her head. The woman, whose head was bleeding, was taken to Sisters Hospital.

Police collected the beer bottle and an investigation is pending.