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A 62-year-old caretaker is nursing several wounds about his body after he was severely beaten with a piece of wood by his neighbour.
Injured is Charles Lamazon, a craft man of Lot 50 South De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD). He is hospitalised at the Leonora Cottage Hospital, nursing injuries to his head, face, and left hand.
Reports are that on Thursday at about 15:00h, Lamazon was at the residence that he takes care of and was in the process of doing repairs to the door of the house when he received information that the suspect, a 29-year-old construction worker, would usually enter the premises when he and his wife are not around.
Moments after being given this information, Lamazon noticed the suspect entering the yard and a confrontation occurred.
This newspaper was told that as the argument escalated, the suspect allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood that was lying in the yard and dealt several lashes to Lamazon’s body, inclusive of his head, face and hands.
Lamazon’s wife, who was also on the premises, rushed out after hearing the commotion and called the police.
The police arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect while Lamazon was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
According to a source close to the investigation, the suspect admitted to the police that he assaulted Lamazon with the piece of wood.
When contacted, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord told this publication that ranks returned to the crime scene where they found the piece of wood that the suspect allegedly used to assault his neighbour.
He stated that the suspect is presently in police custody and that investigations are ongoing into the matter.