Monday 23 September, 2019

Two stabbed during Arima J'ouvert celebrations

Two stabbings were reported during Arima’s J’Ouvert Celebrations.

The victims are 22-year-old Joan Pamponette and 21-year-old Sylvon Salina.

The two were injured in separate incidents.

Thankfully, neither injuries are life-threatening, though Salina’s injuries are said to be serious.

In the first incident, Pamponette told police that at about 7.25am  on Monday, she was at the PTSC compound in Arima along with a group of persons revelling when she felt a jab to her shoulder.

She then a warm sensation and realized she had been stabbed.

The 22-year-old sought medical treatment at the Arima Health Facility.

However, despite the advice of doctors, police were told, she discharged herself later that day.

In the second incident, Salina was with a group of friends along Far Fan Street, Arima, when at about 10.30 am, he was stabbed multiple times about the body.

He was taken to the Arima health facility where he was treated and transferred to Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.

More on this as it becomes available.

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