Barber chopped to head by drunken man

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Devon Thomas, a 29-year-old barber of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice was on Tuesday evening chopped to his head and arm by a drunken man.

The incident occurred at around 18:30hrs at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River.

The barber was at a mining camp in a hammock when the suspect approached and started to argue with him.

The suspect then armed himself with a cutlass and upon seeing this, the barber ran away.

However, the suspect chased and caught up with the barber and dealt him a chop to his head and right arm before fleeing the scene.

The victim was then assisted by public-spirited persons and was escorted to Bartica Regional Hospital where he arrived on Wednesday afternoon and was admitted a patient.

He was later referred to Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical attention.

The suspect remains at large. Investigations are ongoing.