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Violent assault leaves one man hospitalized

One man remains in the hospital Wednesday (31 October) after a violent altercation and collision in George Town.

Police said a 46-year-old suspect is in custody in connection with the incident.

Police responded to a fight outside a bar on Shedden Road Tuesday (30 October) night around 9:45 p.m. the altercation led to a man being chopped by a machete and then hit by a car. According to police several men were involved in that violent confrontation on Tuesday night they said one man was armed with a machete, he used it on another man causing a laceration to his head, the wounded man then fled but he was later hit by a car.

“In the name of Jesus, father God I say all the blood-shedding need to cut out. If a person has differences it doesn’t need bloodshed.”

George Town resident Roger Myles said he was in the area at the time of the incident, but said he did not see what happened.

“God knows, the honest truth to say what took place, I don’t know, I only saw the reactions of crowds,” said Mr. Myles.

Mr. Myles said incidents like these shouldn’t happen. He said people need to work out their problems instead of turning to violence.

“The island needs to be a better place, it’s not about fighting and drawing blood, its about having an argument to socialize together to solve our differences,” said Mr. Myles.

Police blocked off most of Shedden Road as they conducted their investigations Wednesday morning, a 46-year-old George Town man has turned himself in to police following the incident. Police said the man who was struck by the car is now in stable condition in the hospital.

The RCIPS is asking anyone who may have seen the incident to call the George Town police station at 949-4222 or the confidential tip line at 949-7777.

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Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell Jr. joined Cayman 27 in the spring of 2018. He started off as a part-time photographer but thanks to his hard-work, dedication and eye for photography, he was offered a full-time position as a reporter trainee. Seaford is committed to bringing the people of Cayman informative and balanced news about what’s happening in the community.

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