Monday 19 November, 2018

Father, son injured in alcohol-fuelled chopping

Longdenville police have received a report of two woundings in Chaguanas on Saturday night, in which a father and son attacked one another.

However, the inquiries have been brought to a grinding halt, as despite serious injuries sustained by both men, neither relative wishes to give statements or press charges.

The two relatives, identified as Gerald Maxwell, 54 and his son Steven, 30, reportedly chopped each other with a hatchet around 11 pm on Saturday during a confrontation at their Longdenville home.

Both men have blamed the incident on alcohol, and have reportedly even apologised to one another following the incident and “moved on”.

However, images of the incident, showing both men suffering injuries to their head and face, have been shared on social media.

Investigators told LoopTT that in the interim, as neither men wish to press charges against one another, the hands of investigators are tied.

Both men have received treatment at the Chaguanas District Health Facility and are said to be doing well.


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