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Police Blotter: 31 Aug 2011

Police Blotter: 31 Aug 2011

Engaged couple die one month before wedding
An engaged couple, who were due to marry next month, died in a traffic accident on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district. Police said the victims – a 27-year-old farmer and his 26-year-old girlfriend – were killed instantly when their motorbike was hit by a car at an intersection. Eyewitnesses said the couple was travelling at excessive speed when they were struck by a car. The driver of the car fled the scene of the accident.

Drunken brawl leaves one man dead
A BRAWL between two groups of men left one dead on Saturday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Sisophon district. An eyewitness said that the two groups were drinking alcohol when they became involved in an argument and began to beat each other with pieces of wood and metal. One victim was killed after being stabbed with a knife. Police said they were unsure what sparked the brawl and said they have yet to identify any suspects.

Korean man suspect in motorbike smash
A DRUNK Korean man is believed to have crashed his car head-on into two men on a motorbike, leaving them seriously injured on Sunday night in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. Eyewitnesses said they saw the driver of the vehicle, who appeared very drunk, bribing police with a large amount of money before they allowed him to flee the scene. Both the driver and the passenger of the motorbike were hospitalised.

Guests rocked at engagement party
FIGHTING at an engagement party landed two men in jail on Saturday in Kampong Cham province’s Batheay district. Police said the two suspects threw rocks at the party guests, for reasons that remained unclear, provoking a fight that left three individuals unconscious. The suspects fled the scene, but were quickly stopped by police. The two men were sent to jail where they await trial.

Pair arrested over robbery of necklace
TWO men were arrested after allegedly snatching a woman’s necklace, causing a motorbike crash, on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The victim said that she was driving her moto home from work when the two suspects drove past her and snatched her necklace. Both motos crashed and the victim screamed for help from nearby residents, who detained the suspects until police arrived. Police said the victim sustained mild injuries to her neck and the suspects were awaiting trial.


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