Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2011

Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2011

‘Gangster’ food fight erupts at wedding party  
The hosts of a wedding party in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district have filed complaints against two teenage gangs accused of involvement in a fight that left four men seriously injured and about 100 glasses broken. A sister of the bride said the fight broke out during the wedding party on Sunday after a member of one of the gangs asked her to dance with him. She said members of the other gang threw a beer can at her prospective dance partner, sparking an all-out brawl in which both sides employed an armoury of plates, wooden sticks, plastic chairs and stones. The family has filed a complaint with police requesting that the brawlers help cover the costs of the damage caused by their fight.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Motorists killed by low-hanging electrical wire
Two female students, both 18, died in an accident on their way to school in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap town on Saturday. Police said the girls, who were sharing a motorbike and travelling at “high speed”, died instantly after driving into an electrical wire hanging low across the road. A tow truck had allegedly damaged a nearby electrical pole, causing the wire to drop dangerously, police said. Officials said they stopped the vehicle but that the driver managed to evade arrest. The victims, who had not been wearing helmets, died “in a pool of blood” from head injuries, police said.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man arrested after axe attack in Phnom Penh
A 20-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Friday on suspicion of attacking a 29-year-old construction worker by hitting him in the head with an axe. The suspect denied any involvement in the attack, saying he had merely been a witness to a fight that led to the attack, and had fled the scene of the crime because he was afraid. The victim was sent to hospital for treatment.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police suspicious after drunk driving death
Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was found on Saturday morning in Pursat province. Police said they suspected the man was drunk when he drove into a tree on Friday night but, after finding a wooden stick nearby the victim’s body, police said they suspected he was also being chased by unnamed “opponents” at the time.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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