Presidential Guard still unconscious at GPHC

Injured: Constable Winston Cooper

The 32-year-old Police Constable attached to the Presidential Guard Service, who was picked up in an unconscious state on Monday from Mandela Avenue Public Road, Georgetown, is still unconscious and is in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
This is according to a senior police source, who in an interview with this publication on Tuesday said surveillance footage is also being reviewed, even as the rank, Winston Cooper of Lot 761 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, continues to fight for his life in the Intensive care Unit (ICU).
Guyana Times was told by a source that Cooper is suspected to be a victim of an attempted robbery since it is more than likely that he was approached by bandits who demanded his valuables, and may have been beaten for failing to comply with the request.
Cooper’s backpack, which was found near his body, had his police uniform inside, and sources say his assailants may have fled the scene after realising that he is a cop.
Other reports conversely suggest that the Presidential Guard may have been a victim of a hit-and-run accident.
Investigations are ongoing.