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Police Blotter: 28 Jun 2011

Man arrested for wooden bat attack
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly beat a man with a wooden bat in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh district. Police said that the suspect was walking home drunk when he approached a group of men who were drinking wine. The suspect became angry when the men did not invite him to drink with them and brandished a wooden bat and tried to fight them. One victim was hospitalised with serious injuries. The suspect was sent to court.

Axe attack suspects remain at large
A 23-YEAR-OLD man almost died after being hacked with an axe by two unknown suspects riding a motorbike on Saturday in Sihanoukville town. An eyewitness said the victim was walking alone when two suspects passed by on a motorbike and struck him with the weapon. The man was taken to the hospital by his neighbours. Police said they have begun searching for the suspects, whose identities and whereabouts are unknown. The victim said he had no enemies and did not know why anyone would attack him.

Mother and daughter face neighbours’ attack
A MOTHER and daughter were seriously injured on Saturday after they were attacked with rocks and an axe handle by two neighbours in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang town. The victims claim that the attack was spurred by an argument, during which they accused the suspects of stealing their fishing equipment. The victims were sent to hospital and later filed a complaint to police. Police said they are searching for the suspects, who escaped arrest.

Four men detained over illegal fishing
FOUR men were arrested on suspicion of illegal fishing on Friday in Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district. Police patrolling the area spotted the suspects allegedly fishing in a banned area. The four men, who were on two boats, claimed that they fished the area to support their families. Police have sent the suspects to court.

Falling tree leaves man with head injury
A RESIDENT of Kratie province’s Sambor district was hospitalised on Saturday with serious head injuries after he was struck by a falling tree. Police reported that the man and his friend, who lived in the same village, were picking fruit in the forest when heavy rain began to fall. The men attempted to rush home when the victim was struck by the tree.



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