A policeman is hospitalized and another was treated and sent away after they intervened in an altercation between a female colleague and an intoxicated patron outside a night club in Lethem during the early hours of this morning.
Police say enquiries revealed that the officers were outside of the night club when an intoxicated male patron from the village, repeatedly held onto the hand of the female rank, who rejected his advances.
Her male colleagues intervened and an argument ensued; during the process the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the two constables about their bodies and fled.
The injured constables, names given as Chichester and Samuels were rushed to the Lethem Hospital, where Samuels was treated and sent away and Chichester who received injuries to his abdomen and left wrist was referred to the Boa Vista General Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
He is admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Investigations are continuing.