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Police Blotter: 18 Nov 2010

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Sitting soldier knifed by pair of “gangsters”
A 30-year-old soldier was attacked by two “gangsters” in Kampong Cham province’s Ponhea Krek district on Monday. Police said that while the victim was sitting in front of a school, the two gangsters came to attack him with a knife. The victim was sent to the hospital. The victim said that on the day of the incident he and a friend were sitting in front of the school, when the two gangsters came to ask them why they were sitting there. The victim said the pair seemed to be drunk. He did not answer them, after which the two gangsters attacked him. The two gangsters are now in police custody. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Moto-thief arrested after homeland dash
A 20-year-old man was arrested after he stole a motorbike in Dangkor district on Tuesday. The owner of the bike said she had parked it in front of her house  and while she was inside, the bike was stolen. The victim filed a complaint with the police, but then saw the suspect as he attempted to drive the motorbike to his homeland. Police caught the suspected man, who admitted that he did, in fact, steal it. Police detained him and sent the man to court. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

40 workers injured by careless driving
About 40 railway workers were injured in a traffic accident in Kampot’s Teuk Chhou district Tuesday. Police said the 40 workers were riding home from work on the railway in a single vehicle, but that the driver was not paying attention to the road. Swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle, the driver braked suddenly and the car toppled into a pond. The workers sustained a range of minor injuries, and police said it was lucky that no one died in the accident. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Fisherman falls from boat, sleeps with fishes
A 52-year-old fisherman drowned after he fell into the water while he was sleeping on a boat in Pursat province’s Krakor district on Tuesday. Police said the man drowned in the water and his body was found close to another village. The victim’s friend, also a fishermen, said the pair drank wine because they had fished so many fishes that day, and then went to sleep on the boat. When the victim’s friend woke up, the victim was nowhere to be seen. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Illegal fisheries bust in Battambang province
Police seized illegal fishing tools and 18,500 illegally caught fish in Battambang’s Ek Phnom district on Tuesday. The suspect escaped custody, but neighbours say they frequently see him fishing illegally. They filed a complaint to the police, saying the man’s illegal activities were putting the fishes at risk. The police released the fish back into the river.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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