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Police Blotter: 20-12-2010

Police Blotter: 20-12-2010

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Car crashes into grocery store, killing woman
A 72-year-old woman was killed and her 30-year-old daughter seriously injured when a car ran off the road and crashed into their grocery shop in Prey Veng province’s Prey Veng district on Thursday afternoon. Police said they suspected that the driver, who was also seriously injured in the crash, may have been under the influence of alcohol. The car had been travelling at high speed when it crashed into the shop, police said. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Cement mixer driver arrested for negligence
A 28-year-old man accused of running over and killing a man with a cement mixer was arrested and sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday. Police said the 57-year-old victim was killed instantly when he was hit by the cement mixer in the capital’s Meanchey district on Tuesday, in what appeared to have been an accident caused by negligent driving. The driver has been temporarily detained and could face up to three years in prison if convicted, police said. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Man detained for post-karaoke cleaver attack
A 25-year-old man was arrested and sent to Takeo provincial court on Friday after he and four friends were accused of attacking and critically injuring a group of six men following a dispute in a karaoke bar in Prey Kabbas district. Police said the five men – four of whom have so far evaded arrest – are accused of chasing the six victims out of the karaoke bar and attacking them with cleavers. The six victims were sent to the provincial hospital for treatment. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Husband arrested after chasing wife with stick
A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district, after his wife accused him of chasing her and trying to beat her with a bamboo stick. Police said the man had become enraged when his wife demanded to know what he had done with 4 million riel (about US$988) that he had received for selling a piece of land owned by the couple. Instead of telling his wife what he had done with the money, the man grabbed a stick and chased her with it until a neighbour intervened. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Boy hangs himself after argument with his sister
An 18-year-old boy has been found dead in his sister’s home in Battambang province’s Battambang town. Police said the boy hung himself on Tuesday night after an argument broke out when his sister rebuked him for coming home drunk from a party. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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