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Police Blotter: 7 Apr 2011

Love rivalry suspected in knife, rock attack
Three men were arrested on suspicion of attacking two victims in Battambang’s Sangke district on Friday. Police said the suspects used rocks and knives in the attack and almost killed the men, but they were rushed to hospital and survived. Police arrested the suspects and sent them to court. The attack is claimed to have taken place because one of the victim’s was in love with one of their girlfriends.

Drunk driver killed after hitting lamp post
A 28-YEAR-OLD man was killed and his friend was seriously injured after they crashed a motorbike into a lamp post in Svay Rieng city on Monday. Witnesses said the men were driving while intoxicated after returning home from drinking at a local restaurant. The injured man expressed his regret over the death of his friend and was sent to hospital for treatment.

Intoxicated farmer dies in tractor crash
A 43-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a tractor accident in Battambang’s Banan district on Monday. Police said the victim was clearing land for a plantation when he lost control of the tractor and crashed it into a pond. The victim’s wife said that he was intoxicated while working. The owner of the land where he worked paid compensation to the victim’s family.

Teen arrested over Siem Reap mugging
A 17-YEAR-OLD male was arrested after a hotel staff member’s mobile phone was stolen in Siem Reap city on Monday. Police claim that the suspect used a knife to threaten the victim as he was walking home and escaped with his phone. The victim shouted for help from neighbours and police managed to arrest him and have sent him to court.

One detained, two at large after robbery
A 16-YEAR-OLD male was arrested over suspicion he and three friends robbed a girl in Battambang’s Kamrieng district on Monday. Police said that the suspects stole her necklace and a small amount of money while she was walking to a market.The suspects escaped but police managed to arrest one and have detained him for questioning.



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