Attacker on the run after wounding a Liberta villager over a missing car phone charger

Another wounding incident is being investigated by the police, the fourth within three days.

Reports are that a Hamlet Road, Liberta man made a report to the Liberta Police Station that his hand was wounded by a machete inflicted by an All Saints villager.

The incident resulted in the victim receiving a laceration to his left hand.

Further reports are that he told the police that on Monday (March 6), he was hired by the alleged offender to wash and detail his motor vehicle, which was done.

However, about 10 a.m. the following day (Tuesday, March 7) while he was washing another vehicle in the vicinity of Genes Restaurant, the All Saints man drove up to him, began to curse him and accused him of stealing a cellular phone charger from out of his motor jeep.

He then reportedly armed himself with a machete, exited his vehicle and began to beat the victim about his body wounding him in the process.

Reportedly the victim had to be transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) for treatment.

The police say an extensive search was carried out in the districts of All Saints and Liberta for the alleged offender, but he was not found.

Investigations are ongoing into the alleged offence which occurred at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (February 7).

Two persons were wounded with sharp objects in separate incidents on Saturday (March 4) in St. John’s while another was injured in English Harbour during a cutlass attack early Sunday morning (March 5).