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Two chopping in 24 hours

There have been two chopping incidents in Grenada within the past 24 hours.

THE NEW TODAY understands that one of the chopping took place in Duquense in St. Mark on the west coast and the other in the north of the island in a place called Victor Street in Telescope, St. Andrew.

A woman reportedly called the Grenville Police Station to provide them with information that four brothers and their father who are believed to be Alexanders’ went into the home of one Michael Lett with cutlasses.

According to the report, the woman said after the men entered the building “she heard things falling down inside his (Lett) house.”

Another person in the village also called the police to request the assistance of an ambulance to take someone to the Princess Alice hospital in Mirabeau for medical attention.

A police source said that Lett received chop wounds in the palm of both hands and that a little piece of one of his big thumbs was cut off.

The source told THE NEW TODAY that the wounds inflicted on Lett are not considered to be life-threatening.

The other chopping incident in Duquense is believed to have been committed by a jealous lover who inflicted wounds with a cutlass on his female companion who is originally from the St. George North-east constituency.

The woman was seen talking to a group of men including a former male companion when her current boyfriend called her out.

A source familiar with the incident said that the woman did not bother with him and he left and came back a few minutes later with a cutlass and attacked her.

The woman who was chopped on several parts of the body, was rushed to the nearby Medical Center at Samaritan for urgent treatment.

Her former boyfriend was seen fleeing from the area.

Two weeks ago, Acting Commissioner of Police, Edvin Martin issued a warning to a group of young men who were seen in a video which went viral on Social Media in which they were promoting the use of the cutlass to commit crimes and also using obscene language.

The Commissioner hinted that the matter is being investigated and did not rule out the possibility of charges being laid against those seen in the video.

THE NEW TODAY was told that the video was sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to look into the matter.

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