Cops beaten while responding to domestic violence report at Crane


Two police constables are nursing injuries after they were attacked while responding to a domestic violence report at Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara.

Injured are Constable Bowen and Constable Haymer. Bowen suffered injuries to his back while Haymer’s right hand was injured.

According to the police, the cops were responding to a distress call from a 26-year-old woman on Thursday night who claimed that her 24-year-old partner had assaulted her.

When police arrived at the home, the identified male and another man attacked the police with a piece of wood.

Police said several people started to gather around and began to behave in an aggressive manner, urging the ranks to leave the suspects alone.

Constable Haymer then discharged a round in the air to disperse the crowd, which allowed the ranks to arrest both suspects who were then taken to the Parafaite Harmonie Police Station where they were both placed into custody pending charges.

Both Constables Bowen and Haymer were taken for medical attention at West Demerara Regional Hospital where they were treated and sent away.

Investigations are continuing.

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