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Police Blotter: 30 Jun 2011

Drug addict son held for attacking father
Police arrested a 27-year-old man on Monday after he allegedly attacked his father with a knife and rocks in Banteay Meanchey’s Serei Sophon district. Police said the arrest took place after the father filed a complaint against his son, whom he claimed often took drugs. The father said his son was angry because he had no money for him to buy drugs. The suspect attempted to stab his father with the knife, but was unsuccessful.

Order to work harder ends in stabbing of boss
A CONSTRUCTION worker was arrested after allegedly stabbing his 35-year-old boss in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Monday. Police said the suspect took a knife and stabbed the man after he was ordered to do more work. The man was hospitalised. Police claim that the man said he decided to hurt him because he wanted to be the construction site manager. Police sent the suspect to court.

Moto driver arrested for trafficking drugs
POLICE arrested a 32-year-old man on Monday for allegedly selling drugs in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. Police said they approached the suspect, a motorbike driver, when he was sitting on his vehicle and found two packages of drugs on him. It is thought the moto-dop has previously sold drugs and was attempting to sell more when police arrested him. The suspect was sent to court.

Mentally ill man sets fire to his own house
A 28-YEAR-OLD man set fire to his own house in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district on Sunday. Police said the man was an orphan, who lived alone, and claimed that he was mentally ill. The man’s neighbours said that he used to be a teacher, but stopped working due to his “disease”. Neighbours extinguished the fire because they were afraid it would spread to other houses.

Drunk driver dies in Vietnam hospital
A DRUNK 25-year-old man died after crashing his motorbike in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Rieng town on Monday. Police said the man was driving his motorbike home after drinking wine with a friend when he crashed into a tree and fell into a pond. The man was found unconscious, and his family sent him to hospital in Vietnam where he died. Police said the accident was the victim’s fault because he drove after drinking alcohol.



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