Single father brutally beaten by ‘trouble makers’ in Onderneeming

The injured Trevor Chapelle

Police in the “G” Division are now investigating the circumstances which led to a single father of three children being attacked and brutally beaten by two brothers in Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast on Saturday last.

The victim has been identified as Trevor Chapelle of Red Village, Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast who was attacked at about 23:00h.

According to the victim’s sister, Chapelle and a friend were walking to the shop when they were approached by the two known “trouble makers” from Onderneeming.

The perpetrators reportedly asked Chapelle for money to buy something to drink to which he replied “I don’t have any”.

The men then allegedly attacked him, beating him to his head and body with a piece of wood before residents intervened.

The suspects quickly escaped the scene of the crime and Chapelle was picked up and rushed to the Suddie Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his right side head, knee, back and throat.

The matter was reported to the Police who are said to be investigating.

However, the assaulted man’s sister, Shelly Chapelle, told INews that she is dissatisfied with the investigation since the two men whose whereabouts are known to villagers have not yet been arrested.

According to the angry woman, her brother is currently unable to work since he is in pain from the injuries he sustained.

“He does work hard as a farm hand to look after his three children by himself and now he in pain, he can’t work…everybody who saw what happen are willing to come forward and to talk to the Police but the Police ain’t doing their jobs fast enough because them two boys dem all over the place…my brother is not the first them did this to, is a lot of people frighten them” the woman complained.

As such, she is calling for justice for her brother who she describes as humble and pleasant.


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