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Police Blotter: 24 May 2011

Great-grandmother hurt in drunk stabbing
A 74-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed three times by her great-grandson-in-law in Kampong Thom’s Santuk district on Friday. The victim’s great-granddaughter said her husband was abusive and on Friday, he returned home drunk and attempted to fight her but her great-grandmother intervened. The suspect then turned his aggression toward the elderly woman and allegedly stabbed her with a knife. The victim was sent to hospital, while the suspect escaped. Police are now searching for him.

Axe attack after dance party injures one
A 30-YEAR-OLD man was allegedly hacked with an axe five times in Kampong Cham’s Cheung Prey district on Thursday night. The victim’s wife said her husband went to a dance party in the village then came home. At about midnight a suspect entered their home and attacked the victim with an axe. The victim was rushed to hospital and survived, while the suspect escaped. Police are searching for him and claim that the two had had an argument earlier.

Tractor driver killed in speeding truck crash
A TRAFFIC accident along National Road 6 in Banteay Meanchey province resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man on Friday. Police said the victim was driving a tractor when a truck speeding in the opposite direction crashed into him and then drove over him, killing him instantly. Police said the truck driver was at fault and a lamp post was also destroyed in the accident.

Illegal gamblers not so lucky after all
POLICE in Pursat town arrested five people for illegal gambling on Thursday. Police said that they raided a residence after a neighbour filed a complaint that residents were playing an illegal lottery game. The government considers playing the lottery strictly illegal and police allegedly arrested the suspects in the act and sent them to court.

Remittance taken from man by force
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was robbed by four people in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday. The victim said his brother sent him money from Thailand and he went to withdraw it at a bank. Four people on two motorbikes allegedly followed him and robbed him of US$450 and a mobile phone at knifepoint and escaped. Police said they wore masks and helmets so it will be difficult to catch them.



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