Cops stabbed… while parting fight at Lethem


A POLICEMAN has been seriously wounded and another received minor injuries after they intervened in an altercation between a female colleague and an intoxicated patron outside a night club in Lethem early Sunday morning.According to a statement for the Guyana Police Force, the officers were outside of the night club when an intoxicated male patron from the village, repeatedly held onto the hands of the female rank who rejected him.

“Her male colleagues intervened and an argument ensued; during the process the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the two constables about their bodies and fled,” the statement said.

The injured Constables Chichester and Samuels were rushed to the Lethem Hospital where Samuels was treated and sent away and Chichester who received injuries to his abdomen and left wrist was referred to the Boa Vista General Hospital where he underwent surgery and was admitted in a serious but stable condition.