Family home becomes stage for assault

| 21/03/2020 | 14 Comments
Cayman News Service
Machete attack victim left a bloody trail at a nearby home in West Bay

(CNS): A West Bay man who was the victim of a machete attack in the early hours of Saturday morning terrified a family whose home he tried to get into in an attempt to evade his attackers. The family woke to find the badly injured man trying to gain entry to their home. That was followed by the suspects throwing furniture, rocks, conch shells and other items at their house as they tried to track down their victim, leaving the innocent family horrified.

Police have confirmed that at about 12:20am Saturday they received a report of a serious assault on Bonaventure Road, West Bay. At least two men were involved in an altercation, with one wounding the other with a machete. By the time officers arrived, it appears that the victim had been taken to hospital in a private vehicle, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and checked himself out.

Meanwhile, the suspect attacker or attackers had fled the location and police are now investigating all aspects of the incident.

When the homeowner awoke, he thought an intruder was trying to gain entry but later discovered it was the machete victim, followed by the suspects. He reported the incident to police, but he has also raised concerns that this is the culmination of a problem that has been ongoing for two years. During this incident, his home was damaged and the injured man has left a horrifying bloody trail across the property.

He told CNS that over the last 24 months illegal development and squatting has been taking place in the area. Despite his efforts to alert planning and other relevant government authorities, nothing is being done to address the deteriorating situation. He said that crime had increased, and while police are constantly making arrests, this is not the first time his home has become “a stage” where violent assaults are playing out.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The various roving machete gangs that throw conch shells at victim-harbouring homes will be sad to learn they are now under curfew from 9pm-5am.

  2. Anonymous says:

    No functional enforcement means a free for all for the criminal side. This is and always will be a part of Cayman Islands. Enforcement of laws are seen as being culturally insensitive

    • Anonymous says:

      “and while police are constantly making arrests,”

      Yup, sounds like lack of enforcement to me

      • Anonymous says:

        I have not seen any cops out on the roads lately so I don’t know what you’re talking about. And the whole shit show that was the ganja arrest needs to stop that needs to be legal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This place is too much of crime

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’s how they roll up there.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nero (The Premier, Speaker of the House, Elected Members, et al) fiddles while Rome burns.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Gonna go ahead and ask that you have that stimulus package ready for me by the end of the day…this is gonna get worse…thanks in advance.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Government realizes that the planning laws were in part conceived to avoid overcrowding, maintain public safety, and help prevent pandemics, right?

    • Anonymous says:

      Need to Singapore, take the bad guys and beat them with a cat of-nine, so they can really learn to behave

      • Walk softly & carry a big stick says:

        The Aholes in Cabinet like it that the public lives in fear and the RCIPS charge the innocent for retaliation.

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