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Police Blotter: 2 Sep 2011

Police Blotter: 2 Sep 2011

Sword-wielding man puts friend in hospital
A YOUNG man was seriously injured on Tuesday after being attacked by his friend with a sword in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district. Police said the 22-year-old victim was attacked after
he refused to drink with his friend, saying his friend was a belligerent drunk. His friend became angry and attacked the victim with a sword, stabbing him in the leg and arm. The victim was sent to hospital and the suspect was sent to jail. The victim alleged the suspect had stabbed his uncle with the sword last year and had recently returned to the area after running away to evade authorities.

Drunk motorbike pair throw rocks at buses
TWO men were arrested on Tuesday for throwing rocks at two buses in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. Police said the men shattered the back windows of both buses. A witness said the suspects had crashed their moto and tried to blame the bus driver for hitting them, but it was really because the moto driver was drunk. The men were sent to jail.

Teen damages pagoda after rebuke from monk
A YOUNG man was arrested by police on Wednesday for damaging a pagoda in Kratie province’s Snuol district. Police said the 18-year-old suspect visited a monk at the pagoda and used the monk’s cell phone while he was taking a shower. When the monk realised this, he became angry with the suspect. The suspect was upset by this and went home to get a piece of wood. He returned to the pagoda at night, damaging six statues with the wooden block. The suspect was sent to jail to await trial.

‘Drug dealers’ use minimart for selling
FOUR people were arrested on Wednesday for alleged drug dealing in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Police said the suspects were operating a drug ring under the guise of a convenience store. Police were able to catch the suspects after they used a spy to buy drugs at the store. Several packages of drugs and a gun were confiscated in the bust. The suspects were sent to jail to await trial.

Father arrested after beating his wife, son
A 54-YEAR-OLD man was taken into police custody on Tuesday on suspicion of having physically abused his wife and son in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district. Police said the suspect had tried to attack his son after his son talked back to him, but his wife intervened and ended up receiving the brunt of the attack. She called police, who arrested the suspect.


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