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Police Blotter: 16-05-2011

Police Blotter: 16-05-2011

Masked assailant stabs man in the back
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed by an unknown assailant in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Friday. Police said that the victim was drinking coffee with his wife when a masked man appeared and stabbed him in the back with a knife and escaped. His wife tried to hire a moto-dop driver to take him to the hospital but he refused because the victim was covered in blood. Police who were patrolling the area saw the victim and sent him to hospital, while they continued to search for the suspect. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Tour bus crash leaves 13 injured
THIRTEEN people were injured in a traffic accident along National Road 6 in Kampong Thom’s Stoung district on Friday. Police said that a tour bus carrying 13 people, all Cambodian nationals, was headed to Siem Reap when the bus driver crashed off the road. Police managed to rescue all of the people from within the truck. Some of the passengers were seriously injured while others only slightly so. Police are unsure as to what was the cause of the accident because no other cars were involved in the crash. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Routine stop leads to illegal gun seizure
A 28-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on illegal weapons charges in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Thursday. Police said that they stopped him at a checkpoint while he was driving his motorbike without a helmet and found an unauthorised pistol on him. Police arrested him on suspicion of using the gun in a robbery and sent him to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Elderly woman claims abuse by neighbour
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town arrested a 54-year-old man for allegedly attacking an elderly woman on Friday. Police said that the victim filed a complaint, saying that she was beaten by the suspect, who was her neighbour in her village. She claimed the suspect appeared at her house on Friday and beat her in an unprovoked attack. The suspect denied the crime to police, but was sent to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Alleged wife beater arrested after attack
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey’s Thma Puok district arrested a 44-year-old man on Thursday, who was accused of domestic violence. The man’s wife claimed that he frequently beat her. She added that neighbours came to help her and she refused to live with her allegedly abusive husband any more, so she filed a complaint with police who arrested him and sent him to court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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