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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Man charged after attacking victims with knife, Chinese chopper

A 49-year-old Santa Cruz man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Keith Balcon of Mc Carthy Street, Upper Santa Cruz is scheduled to appear at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The incident occurred on June 28, when it is alleged that the accused approached the first victim in the yard of her residence with a long silver knife and stabbed her about her body.

A struggle ensued and the victim was able to escape.

The second victim was on the northern side of the yard when the suspect allegedly approached her with a Chinese chopper and dealt her several chops about her body.

Officers responded and the suspect was detained. Investigations were conducted by PC Caraballo and officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

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