•Man hacks ex-in-law, ex-wife over spurned love
A 37-year-old man allegedly attacked his ex-wife and former mother-in-law after his ex-wife rejected renewed advances from him. Police said the suspect broke into the house of the woman and her mother on Saturday in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district, before hacking at them with a machete. The younger woman suffered deep lacerations to her arms and back while her mother is in a serious condition after receiving blows to her head. The man was arrested and awaits trial.
•Hit-and-run leaves four hospitalised
Four people were severely injured in a hit-and-run accident on Friday night when a Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into two motorbikes in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. Eyewitnesses reported the car was driving at high speed when it hit the two motorbikes from behind. Police said the driver was suspected to be drunk and eyewitnesses reported there were three other companions in the car. The driver fled the scene of the crime. Police are investigating further.
•Young woman charged with disturbing peace
A public nuisance charge was issued to a young woman in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Friday. The 24-year-old was accused of using indecent language and behaviour in public after she insulted four individuals on four separate occasions. Police said the woman, who operates a clothing store in the district, was known for her rudeness towards customers and neighbouring retailers. Authorities decided to charge her on this occasion after receiving formal complaints from the four individuals.
•Alleged drug-dealing trio busted by police
Two women and a man were arrested during a drug raid at a guesthouse in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district on Saturday. Police said they were tipped off about an alleged drug deal that was to take place when they apprehended the suspects. Drug paraphernelia along with five small packets of suspected drugs were found in the trio’s room.
•Pair attempts to pilfer car’s side mirrors
A pair of would-be thieves were caught red-handed by police on Friday, as they attempted to steal the side rear-vision mirrors from a parked car in the capital’s Toul Kork district. Police said a patrol unit happened to be driving by and caught the two men off-guard. The suspects allegedly confessed to the attempted robbery and were taken into custody.