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Police Blotter: 14 Jul 2011

After sons brawl, it’s mother versus mother
A WOMAN who allegedly attacked a mother and her daughter with rocks in Battambang town was arrested on Monday. Police said the 35-year-old attacked the two victims after her son became embroiled in a brawl with the other mother’s son. After the alleged rock attack, the victims filed a complaint with local authorities. Police have sent the suspect to court.

Customer in fight with noodle vendor
A NOODLE vendor and a customer at his stand were arrested for allegedly fighting on Monday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district, police said. The vendor claims that the male customer frequented his stand, but would never pay for his meals. On Monday, the customer was reported to be drunk when the vendor asked him for payment for the past meals, which lead to a physical altercation between the two men. Police broke up the brawl and detained the two suspects.

Rival gangs of workers battle in Phnom Penh
SWORDS, knives and rocks were the weapons of choice in a large brawl that allegedly broke out between a group of factory workers and a group of construction workers on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. Witnesses in the area claimed the groups of men fought in the street and showed a complete disregard for authority. Police reported that the fight was the result of the two groups of men quarrelling over their girlfriends. Four suspects were arrested after the fight and one man was seriously wounded.

Fisherman survives repeated stabbings
A FISHERMAN who was stabbed more than 10 times almost died on Tuesday in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district. Police said the 24-year-old victim was returning home from work when a group of eight suspects stabbed him 11 times before fleeing the scene. The victim narrowly survived the attack after being rushed to hospital by his neighbours. An eyewitness reported seeing the group of suspects drinking alcohol before the attack. Police have launched an investigation to find the suspects who they believe live in a nearby village.

Alleged alcoholic found floating in the drink
THE dead body of a 35-year-old man was found floating in a pond in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, police said. The man’s wife said he had been missing for one day before they found his body in the pond. She admitted that her husband drank alcohol every day. Police ruled out any foul play and concluded the victim was drunk and drowned.



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