Wanted man tries to chop off constable's hand
The St Thomas police are seeking a wanted man who chopped their colleague yesterday, while the lawman was on patrol in the Ginger Hall community in Bath in the parish.
Information reaching THE STAR is that about 3 p.m., the constable and a colleague were driving in a service vehicle patrolling the area, when, on reaching Ginger Hall, a man who has been wanted by the Bath police was spotted.
According to police reports, when the vehicle came to a stop, the man, who was walking in the opposite direction, suddenly turned and swung a cutlass at the constable, chopping him on his hand.
Our news team gathered that the injured constable, while still in the service vehicle, fired a shot in the direction of the man.
He, however, made good his escape into a nearby ravine.
THE STAR gathered that the policeman was rushed to a nearby hospital where he underwent treatment.
He was released last night.
He allegedly received a deep wound to his right hand close to his wrist.
The police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the accused man, only known as Urquhart, of New Road in Bath.
Efforts to speak with commander for the St Thomas Police Division Superintendent Beau Rigabie proved futile.
The investigation is ongoing.