Police Blotter: 16 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 16 Jan 2009

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POLICE OFFICER BEATEN BY GANG

A gang of about seven people severely beat a Kampong Chhnang provincial policeman after he was involved in a motorcycle crash with a member of the gang. The accident happened on Tuesday night in Kandal village, Kampong Chhnang district. While only the victim's motorbike was damaged, the men continually hit Khim Sophat until police arrived on the scene. Police are still searching for the men, who fled the scene and have since left the village.

KAMPUCHEA THMEY

AX-WIELDING MAN INTERUPTS DANCE

A 17-year-old male was attacked by a man wielding an ax at a dance on Sunday night in Chikwav village, Sampov Meas district, Pursat province. Chhoeun Ra was cut in the back of the head and taken to Calmette Hospital. Despite police guarding the dance, the attacker and nine other gang members escaped from the scene, with no one being arrested. 
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

JOURNALIST STABBED URINATING

A Meato Phum newspaper journalist died at Preah Kosamak Hospital 12 hours after two robbers, who failed to steal his motorbike, stabbed him with knives. Ban Song, 44, was attacked on Tuesday night after he stopped to urinate on National Road 5 in Khlang Saing village in Russei Keo district. Police patrolling the area arrested suspect Yoy Tol, 28, as villagers chased after him. Yoy Tol was taken to Calmette Hospital suffering injuries inflicted by the villages chasing him.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN KILLED WHILE ALONE IN HIS HOUSE

Ang Keo, 66, was killed in his house at Ta Kdol village and commune, Takhmao district, Kandal province, while he was staying at home alone. Police suspect the murderers were robbing Ang Keo, as his car, money and property have disappeared. The body was found on Tuesday with serious breaks in his head, and the last-known contact made with Ang Keo was by his son Keo Sim on Friday.

RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MINISTER CRASHES LAND CRUISER

A Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to Leuk Vandorn, an official from the Ministry of Labor, crashed into a motorbike transporting three people. Motorbike rider Hin Chhorn, 24, who sustained a broken leg, claims Leuk Vandorn was going very fast when he crashed into the motorbike on Tuesday. Hin Chhorn and passengers Hok Theary, 26, and Vaek Chakriya, 26, live in Phnom Penh and say they were very surprised at Leuk Vandorn's behaviour.

RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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