Police Blotter: 02-05-2011

Police Blotter: 02-05-2011

Police officer stabbed in Poipet city amid fight
A 44-YEAR-OLD police officer was seriously injured after intervening in an argument between a couple in Poipet city on Thursday. Police said that the couple were arguing when the husband attacked his wife. A neighbour of the couple then contacted the police. When the officer arrived on the scene to diffuse the situation, the husband allegedly stabbed him twice with a knife. The policeman was sent to hospital while the suspect was arrested and sent to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Spousal spat leads to blaze at happy home
POLICE in Kampong Chhnang town said that a husband set fire to his house after he fought with his wife on Thursday. Police said that the husband, who was heavily intoxicated at the time, had engaged in an argument with his wife. The suspect then allegedly became enraged and set fire to his house. Luckily, neighbours came to their aid and put out the fire almost immediately. Both the husband and wife then fled the scene because the suspect was allegedly afraid to speak with police. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Police detain man over Pursat stabbing
THREE men were arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in Pursat’s Bakan district on Thursday. Police said that the suspects were drinking wine with the victim when an argument erupted. One of the suspects allegedly stabbed the man with a knife. After an investigation, police decided to release two of the suspects because they concluded that they were not directly involved in the murder. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Cry of murder leads cops to heart attack
A 48-YEAR-OLD man was found dead next to his motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Thursday. Police said that he was a moto-dop and witnesses allegedly told the police that a murder had occurred. Police investigated the scene of the crime and concluded that it was not a homicide case and that the victim had actually died of a heart attack. Relatives of the deceased in Takeo province said that he had come to Phnom Penh for work and was distraught after divorcing his wife. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Five injured in Kampot bridge traffic accident
FIVE people were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Kampot town on Friday. Police said that a truck was being driven at excessive speeds when it crashed into a car on a bridge. The smash caused the car to careen off the structure into the river below. Traffic police managed to rescue all of the victims. Police have since impounded the two vehicles and have detained both drivers for questioning. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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