A MINER/farmer of Issano Landing in Region 7 was last Sunday severely chopped on the left arm by a cutlass- wielding man who has since gone into hiding.Morris Douglas, 39, who is at present a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital recalls that around 15:00 hrs he was standing in a playfield when an intoxicated ‘douglah’ (mixed race) man, whom he identified as Telsin Austin, walked up to him and dealt him two cuffs.
Douglas said he was shocked and annoyed and retaliated by giving him two punches. The man then left the playfield, armed himself with a cutlass and returned but Douglas did not notice him as he approached from behind. He dealt Douglas a deep chop to the left shoulder and ran away into the bushes.
The injured man collapsed on the ground where he lay bleeding until his wife came along and discovered him. She alerted his brothers who picked him up and rushed him to the Issano Hospital. The following day he was transferred to the Bartica Hospital and subsequently to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is currently warded.