Battered Berbice High School guard succumbs to injuries


A sixty-year-old security guard attached to Berbice High school, was battered while on duty succumbed to injuries en route to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Dead is George Campbell, of Canefield Settlement, East Canje, a father of three.
His niece Sharon Campbell, told this newspaper, that she last spoke to her uncle at approximately 19;00 hours when he left home for work.
According to the woman, her relative, who lived alone in a house aback of hers, had informed her that he was equipped  with his torchlight, and, was going over to relatives for his dinner and snacks before proceeding to his work site. He was expected to resume duty at 21:00hrs.
However, after retiring to bed, Ms Campbell recalled being awakened by a telephone call, and after receiving certain information went to the New Amsterdam Hospital at about 04:30 hours, but it was until minutes to 06:00h, did she get to see her uncle as he was placed into the ambulance.
According to her, while en route to Georgetown, she observed that her uncle’s right eye was burst, the right side of his head was indented, some of his teeth were missing and he was unconscious as he inhaled oxygen.
Ms. Campbell recalled that while they were in the vicinity of Enmore Village, her uncle drew his last breath.
However, on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the doctors there quarreled with the accompanying nurse and ambulance driver lamenting that he had expected the patient since midnight.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Campbell, having resumed duty with a female colleague, was in the guard hut a short distance from the school’s main gate when an intruder armed with a piece of wood inflicted several lashes about his body.
The female guard, who was some distance away, saw the intruder but because of the distance and poor lighting did not recognise the persons, but secluded herself.
As the former employee of New Amsterdam Technical Institute wailed for help, a colleague attached to a construction firm about 100 metres away, responded, and armed with a piece of wood. However, the attacker fled the scene. A profusely bleeding Campbell was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital, from where he was latter transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Campbell leaves to mourn his three children, Paul alias Kenneth, George called “Blacka”, and Odika known as Samantha, among other relatives.
A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted today.