Timehri labourer murdered by friend during argument-Police

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A Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) labourer lost his life on Wednesday afternoon when he was struck to head during an altercation with a friend.

Dead is Vernon Cummings, 51, of Ice House Road, Timehri who was killed at about 17:00h at the Timehri Docks.

INews understands that Cummings and a male friend were engaging in a heated argument which escalated in a physical confrontation.

According to the Police, the suspect reportedly picked up a piece of metal pipe and dealt Cummings a fatal blow to the back of his head.

Cummings was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspect, 41, a labourer of Ice House Road, Timehri, is in custody assisting with the investigation.

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