Man arrested following machete attack

A man remained in hospital Saturday with head and arm injuries after being struck multiple times by a machete. Police arrested a 51-year-old man in relation to the attack.

The incident occurred shortly after 5pm Friday at an address off Cumber Avenue in Bodden Town, police said in a statement issued on Saturday afternoon.

“It was reported that two men had been involved in an altercation during which one man was struck multiple times with a machete,” police said. “Upon officers’ arrival, they observed two men, one of whom appeared to have sustained injuries to his head and arm, and the other who was in possession of a machete.”

Emergency Services attended the scene, and the injured man was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He remained there Saturday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested the second man, from Bodden Town, on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. He remained in custody Saturday.

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The RCIPS is appealing to witnesses to contact the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via its confidential tipline at 949-7777, or its website.

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