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Police Blotter: 15 Aug 2011

Night of drinking ends in stabbing by ‘friends’
A MAN was stabbed in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district on Friday. Police said the man was stabbed multiple times after he got into an argument with two of his friends while out drinking. Police tried to apprehend the suspects at their houses, but they escaped and are still on the run. Police said the victim is in serious condition.

Chicken chase ends with police success
POLICE confiscated a truck filled with illegal chicken meat from Thailand on Friday in the capital’s Dangkor district. Police said they tried to inspect the truck during a checkpoint, but the driver refused to stop and a chase ensued. Police eventually apprehended the truck and its driver, seizing 270 kilogrammes of chicken that authorities later burnt. The driver was detained for further investigation. Imports of Thai chicken products were banned from the Kingdom in June over health concerns.

Man dies after failing to spot a falling tree
A 25-YEAR-OLD man was killed on Friday after being crushed by a falling tree in Stung Treng province’s Stung Treng district. Police said the victim was cutting down trees in the forest to build a house. He was with several of his friends who reported that the man was not able to escape from the falling tree because it collapsed on him from behind. The man died instantly, but his friends were uninjured in the accident.

US$20,000 stolen from doctor’s Pursat villa
A DOCTOR’S house in Pursat province’s Pursat district was burgled on Friday while he was spending the night at his second home, located in a different district within Pursat province. Police said when the doctor returned to his home in Pursat district the following day, a window was broken and US$20,000 was missing. The doctor filed a complaint with police, who are investigating the robbery. Police said that the doctor’s villa was susceptible to burglary since it was located far away from any neighbours.

Drunk driver dies in motorbike accident
ONE man died and another was seriously injured in the capital’s Dangkor district after a motorbike they were riding crashed into a parked car on Friday. Police said the two men were heading home after a long night of drinking. The driver was allegedly speeding and driving dangerously when he hit the parked car. The driver was killed instantly while the passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital to be treated for serious wounds.



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