Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Man hospitalised after chopping incident

A 35-year-old man remains warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex nursing a chopping injury to his face and left hand.

The victim, Kwasi Butcher of La Retreat Road, Arima, was injured following a confrontation with one of his neighbours.

The incident took place just before midnight on Tuesday.

The victim was travelling in company with other persons when he observed another man standing on the roadway, blocking the free flow of traffic.

The victim exited the car to speak to the man, however, he was attacked by another man known to him.

The man was armed with a cutlass.

During the struggle, Butcher was chopped repeatedly.

An alarm was raised and the 35-year-old was moved from the scene of the fracas and taken for medical treatment.

His injuries are said to be serious, but not life-threatening.

More on this as it becomes available.

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