Stabroek Market vendor stabbed to death, suspect in hiding

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A 22-year-old vendor was on Monday afternoon stabbed while in the vicinity of Stabroek Market and subsequently died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital in the evening.

Dead is Richmond Noel of William Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

According to police, the stabbing incident occurred at around 13:00hrs and Noel succumbed at about 21:00hrs.

INews understands that the victim and the suspect are known to each other.

At the date and time in question, while on Cornhill Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, the duo reportedly had a misunderstanding after the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim’s sister.

This resulted in a heated confrontation and the suspect, who was allegedly armed with a knife, approached Noel and dealt him a single stab to the left side of his chest.

The 22-year-old vendor immediately collapsed and was rushed to the said hospital in an unconscious state- where he subsequently died.

This publication was informed that the suspect has since gone into hiding.

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