Thursday 12 December, 2019

Police officer, brother stabbed at Penal bar

A police officer was stabbed in Penal on Sunday morning while attempting to part a fight.

Police said his injuries are not life threatening.

According to reports, PC Baboolal was at Highlights Bar, along Penal Rock Road, Penal, when he saw an armed man accost a patron.

The officer intervened and the man attacked the officer with a knife.

During the struggle, the officer sustained injuries to the left side of his head and right hand.

The officer’s brother, who was at the bar at the time, rushed to help his sibling.

He also sustained injuries to the back of his head.

The armed suspect then fled the scene in a white panel van.

The officer notified his superiors and a team of officers from the Penal Police Station led by Cpl Chin Shue responded.

The injured officer and his brother were taken to the Siparia District Health Facility where they were treated and discharged.

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