Police Blotter: 19 Nov 2008

Police Blotter: 19 Nov 2008

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

GANSTERS BASH POLICE CHIEF

A commune police chief sustained severe injuries after gangsters beat him with steel tubes. On patrol in the Phnom Penh neighbourhood of Chak Angre Kraorm, Lor Lino, 40, was trying to intervene in an armed dispute between two gangs when some of the men turned on him. The seven suspects, ranging in age from 17 to 28 years old, have been arrested by police.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

FRENCH TOURIST DEAD IN HOTEL ROOM

A French tourist was found dead by police in his Phnom Penh hotel room on Monday. According to friends who were part of his tour group, Peter Johon Vicente, 35, had consumed large amounts of alcohol and paid a visit to a Phnom Penh hotel for massage service on the evening of his death. Police found no evidence of foul play and have delivered the body to Calmette Hospital.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

REVENGE BLADE ATTACK

Prum Sao Muny, 22, was arrested for a revenge attack against a man dancing at a wedding party in Dan Kout village, Sdao commune, Ratanakmundul district, Battambang province on Friday. The victim, 23-year-old Kheang Kosal, was wounded on the head with a blade and later taken to the district hospital for treatment. A few days before the event, the victim had slapped the attacker's brother on the face.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

DRIVER CRUSHES TEENGAGER'S SKULL IN HIT AND RUN

Reth Socheata, 18, was killed on National Road 1 near Phnom Penh on Sunday morning when, after falling off her bicycle to avoid an oncoming tuk-tuk, her head was run over and crushed by a Hyundai van. The driver sped off, escaping police.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

'HOT-HEADED PAGODA BOYS' BRAWL

Khen Phanna, 16, was arrested Sunday evening for stabbing Phan Pouv, 15, four times, causing severe injury, in Tum Poung pagoda, Thmor Korl district, Battambang province. The victim was taken immediately to Ankear Hospital, and the suspect was detained by police. According to police, the two teenagers were hot-headed pagoda boys who had fought many times in the pagoda complex before.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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