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Police Blotter: 26 May 2011

One arrested over attempted murder
A 20-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with an attempted murder in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district. Police said the victim’s father had filed a complaint accusing the suspect and three accomplices of trying to murder his son, who was brutally attacked with a hammer. Police, aided by villagers, intervened before the victim was killed and are preparing to send the suspect to court while they search for accomplices.

Three released after brawl with swords
THREE of about 30 men allegedly involved in a brawl were detained on Monday night in Battambang province’s Battambang town. Police said the men used wooden sticks and swords to fight each other after an argument erupted during a concert. Police claimed that the suspects, aged 20, 22 and 28, were heavily intoxicated and badly injured in the fight along with two officers. Police released the suspects because no complaint was filed against them.

Suspect detained over old assault case
POLICE arrested a 32-year-old man on Monday on suspicion of injuring a 33-year-old man in 2006 in Battambang province’s Thma Koul district. The suspect claimed he and nine friends had had an argument with another group of 10 men that turned violent when one of the suspect’s friends attacked the victim with a wooden stick. The suspect said he and the other members of the group then fled to Thailand to work for several years. The suspect returned home because he thought the issue was solved. However, to his surprise, he was arrested this week.

Mother accuses two officers of beating
A 48-YEAR-OLD mother lodged a complaint last week accusing two commune police officers of injuring her 27-year-old son in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district. She claimed the officers handcuffed her son, beat him with rifles and kicked him in the face. More than 30 villagers claim they saw police beating the victim. The officers deny the claims.

Two nabbed after raid on residence nets gun
TWO men, aged 28 and 31, were arrested on Sunday afternoon in Battambang’s Kamrieng district after police raided their home and allegedly found illegal drugs and a gun. Police said they confiscated a total of 105 yama pills, drug paraphernalia, a gun and two homemade weapons before sending the men to court.



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