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Police Blotter: 26 Jan 2012

Husband attacks, stabs cheating wife’s lover
A 28-year-old man was seriously injured by the husband of the woman he was having an affair with in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district on Saturday. Police said the husband discovered the lover in bed with his wife and stabbed him three times. The victim was close to death, but neighbours took him to hospital. The wife said she and the victim had been sweethearts before she got married, and that she had stopped loving her husband. Kampuchea Thmey

Sparring group stabs police official in back
A commune police chief in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district was wounded by a group of men on Tuesday.  Police said the men were dancing at a party when they begain arguing, throwing rocks and attacking one another with knives. When police intervened, one of the men hit the police chief and stabbed him from behind. The police chief was taken to hospital and authorities are searching for the suspects.  Kampucheak Thmey

Intoxicated man loses control, turns violent
A 22-year-old man was sent to court on Tuesday after he allegedly attacked a number of people in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district. Police said that last Saturday, the man and his friends were drinking at a Chinese New Year party. Afterwards, the suspect attacked several of his friends, seriously injuring them. The suspect has denied the charges, saying  he had drunk so much that he did not know what he was doing. Koh Santepheap

Owner catches mobile phone thief in the act
A young man was sent to court on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to steal a cell phone in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the mobile phone’s owner was sleeping in his car when the suspect tried to steal the phone. The owner awoke and saw the suspect in the rear-view mirror, catching him red-handed. Kampuchea Thmey

Traffic accident leaves four badly injured
Four men were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on Tuesday. Police said the men were speeding on a motorcycle when they crashed into a car that was turning right. They suffered serious injuries to their heads, arms and legs. Traffic police have impounded the vehicle for further investigation. The car’s driver claimed he was driving carefully and had indicated when turning. Koh Santepheap

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