Police Blotter: 24-12-2010

Police Blotter: 24-12-2010

Student, 18, arrested after mass swordfight
An 18-year-old high school student was arrested after a clash involving about 20 youths armed with swords and stones in Kampong Speu province’s Kampong Speu town on Tuesday. Police said all of the “gangsters” involved in the fight, which took place in the middle of a street in the town, were high school students who fled the scene when police arrived. All but one evaded arrest, police said. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Blades confiscated in Kampong Chhnang
A total of 22 swords and 15 knives have been confiscated from “gangsters” in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang town so far this year, provincial police have announced. Officials said the weapons were generally used during disputes between rival gangs. Some weapons will be destroyed and others will be sent to provincial authorities, police said. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

One dead after fight over missing mobile
A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of killing his friend during a dispute over a mobile phone in Battambang province’s Ratanak Mondul district on Monday. The two youths allegedly got into a fight after the suspect accused his friend of stealing a phone from him. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Four face court for necklace snatching
Four students were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Tuesday, accused of snatching a necklace from the neck of a woman on a motorbike. Police said the suspects had admitted to stealing the necklace but said they could not return it because they had already sold it. The suspects will be sent to the court for punishment, police said. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Teenager accused of raping 6-year-old girl
A 15-year-old boy has been sent to court accused of raping a 6-year-old girl in Battambang province’s Samlot district on Tuesday. Police said the case was “unbelievable” because the suspect was so young. The suspect, a neighbour of the victim, allegedly gave the girl sweets before raping her when she was left home alone. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Motorcyclist dies after hitting parked lorry
A 22-year-old man died after crashing his motorbike into a parked lorry in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang town on Tuesday. Police said the victim had just found out that he had passed a test that would allow him to move to South Korea for work, and had been travelling to his parents house to tell them the good news when he ran off the road and into the stationary vehicle. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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