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Police Blotter: 4 May 2010

Police Blotter: 4 May 2010


A 10-year-old boy working as a cowherd was slightly injured in the mouth last week after he caused a bomb to exploded in a field 100 metres from his house in Kampong Cham province. Police said the boy found an explosive device in the field and started playing with a mysterious ring attached to the object. After pushing the ring, he hucked the bomb 7 metres away, where it exploded and evidently injured him ever so slightly. Police said the bomb was made in the US.

Police in Banteay Meanchey province arrested two men, aged 17 and 20, after they allegedly used brass knuckles to strike a 14-year-old boy in the head. Police said the incident happened Thursday as young people were fraternising during a village dance. Police reported that a heated argument somehow ensued during the festivities, leading the suspects to strike the victim in the head with the metal weapons. Police have sent the case to provincial court.

Police in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district have arrested three men described as “gangsters” because they were apparently “asking for trouble”. Police said the men, part of a group of six, used a long knife in an attempt to attack a rival group. Police said they have already identified the other suspects. All that remains is to arrest them. The suspects are all between the ages of 17 and 19.

Police in Battambang province on Friday arrested a 29-year-old farmer after the man was accused of attempted rape. Police said the victim, 30, was sleeping alone in a cottage on her rice field and that the suspect snuck into the cottage, which was about 150 metres away from his own, and held the woman in his arms. But she immediately screamed for help. The case has been sent to Battambang provincial court.


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