Matthews teen is victim of cutlass attack, reportedly the result of a long-running feud between footballers

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A cutlass-wielding attack by two young men on a teenager is being probed by the Police.

Officers reportedly were alerted to the incident after a 911 operator called the All Saints Police Station and informed them that a man had been attacked and chopped with a cutlass by two males.

As a result, officers quickly visited the scene, where they met the 19-year-old Mathews Village resident with a white cloth wrapped around a head wound.  He reportedly had several other lacerations about the body, including to his right hand, left thigh, and nose.

The injured teenager was subsequently transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) by his father.

Reports are that he sustained 15 lacerations that are serious and, as a result, had to undergo emergency surgery.

The teen told the Police that, sometime in April last year, while he was playing a football match in Liberta, the alleged offender, from the opposing team, kicked him.

Reportedly, several minutes later during the same match, he tackled the other teen hard, and he was not happy about the play. As a result, a scuffle ensued between the two.

Several days later, while he was in Tyrells, the alleged attacker and another youth reportedly attacked him with a cutlass. However, at that time, he managed to escape unharmed.

Reportedly, yet another attempt was made on the evening of January 20, while the victim and his girlfriend were at Matthews in the vicinity of their residence.

He alleges that the aggrieved young man and another youth attacked them again with a cutlass and chopped him. This offence reportedly occurred at about 6 p.m.

The victim was admitted to the Male Surgical Ward at the hospital.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. …The ether is definitely charged,
    …and, no one seems to be in charge
    …as, perps keep getting off scot-free.
    …so, where is the sense of urgency?
    …to, deal with violence in all degree’s
    …that, folks can once again feel safe, in their Community’s.
    …since, many perps are still ‘at large’!
    …to commit other crime’s,
    …even before, their victim’s are discharged
    …some are blaming this, on ‘end of times,’
    …yet, how will this ease the People’s minds
    …for if and when this happens
    …they say because of sin
    …many won’t get to Heaven
    …they’ll be stuck in purgatory
    …but, please read me clearly
    …and I beg you, please do so calmly
    …’cause, these CRIMES ain’t got shit to do with the almighty
    …the perps already recognized this
    …then, they MUST be remanded to a pen
    …by the stoke of a pen,
    …through a caring Judiciary!
    …and please, don’t show these Gangstaz, no kind of mercy!
    …especially, when they’re #CHARGED!
    …then, tried before their peers as a Jury
    …once, they’re found #GUILTY!
    …they MUST suffer the penalty
    …therefore, keep the guillotine sharpened and ready
    …especially for those, who MUST end up in a public cemetery!
    …’tiff tone dead!’ You feel me!
    …It’s one of the ways,
    …because these are no “end of days.”
    …simply, #thugs on a rampage
    …and, MUST end up in a grave
    …to bring some semblance once again
    …to Our society, and stop putting the blame
    …on the Universe, that give HUEmans the sun, moon, stars and rain!
    …because it’s PEOPLE, not the Universe that’s INSANE!

    Ras Smood aka Jumbee_Picknee
    De ‘ole Dutty Peg Foot Bastard

    Vere C. Edwards

  2. When there are strong punishment at the backend of a crime, perpetrators will have to think twice before committing. Not a slight hesitation from these young people nowadays, they can easily rob, harm and even murder, all in a days work and this can also be said of our driving, a Cop could be driving in front or right behind and you could care less. Growing up you think of going to Skeritt and that’s NO, then you see them guys in blue jeans and white shirt pulling that wooden cart and that’s an bigger NO, but the first headache is mom finding out, and she definitely will, actually back then if an elder from the village caught you that’s your first punishment.

  3. People still choosing to listen to BALDWIN SPENCER when he said to

    “SHARPEN U CUTLISS BACK AND BELLY. CHAP DEM UP!!!!”

  4. @ you ABLP SUPPORTERS STILL SEEM TO BE IN CAMPAIGN MODE (SHERFIELD BOWEN)

    WHAT A SHAME FOR BEING A WINNER.

    BY THE WAY: SHERFIELD BOWEN ‘THE MURDERER’ BLEW AWAY LENNOX WESTON BY TONS AND TONS OF VOTES, SO NO MATTER EVEN IF YOU MOVE MOUNTAIN AND SKY, ‘THE MUDERER’ WON AND ALL YOUR MONTHS AND WEEKS OF ABUSING THIS MP IS FOR NOUGHT ‘O’…..GO SUCK A D_KK.

  5. This was premeditated, these young men should be dealt with accordingly.

    If you want to play dirty then you have to know how to take it back dirty, don’t be a bitch about it, take it and smile. Look how things get personal in a flash, people like to do you anything but when you do the same to them they want to kill. Look how this lad could have lost his life foolishly….smh

  6. This is another troubling incident. However, where is the responses from our government?

    I recall that when one of Molwyn Joseph’s colleagues was stabbed over a dozen times, he came out in public, cried and showed real concern for her welfare, and let everyone know that he would leave no stone unturned to try and catch the perpetrators. Very commendable.

    I hope the young lady is recovering from her recent injuries; and my thoughts and prayers are for a speedy recovery.

    However, we would like our politicians to show the same concerns for the rest of us living on this island.

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