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Beggar stabs man in the street

The area where a man was stabbed by a beggar in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police are hunting a beggar who stabbed a man in the chest after asking for money.

Around 1.30 a.m. Tuesday morning, police were called to Shedden Road after reports of the stabbing outside Subway.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said: “The victim was going into the Subway restaurant when he was approached by a man who was asking him for money. The victim told the man that he did not have any money, but the man persisted.

“When the victim felt threatened and pushed the man away, and the man stabbed the victim with an unknown object in the chest.  He then ran away toward Cardinal Avenue and then onto Fort Street.

“The victim attended the George Town Hospital for treatment for a minor injury to his chest, and was later released. The matter is currently under police investigation and we are seeking any witnesses.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).


About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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