Police are on the hunt for a former Tapir driver after he severed the hand of a woman who he claimed to have loved and chopped her mother several times.The incident took place on Christmas Eve at Number 70 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).Bhartie Udho (Daughter) in the hospitalThe injured women have been identified as Bhartie Udho, 23 and her mother Amika Udho, 42, who are both presently hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).According to reports, the two women and three other family members left their home to go to Corriverton for a Christmas Eve walk.According to Abdul Ali, he heard screams shortly after his family left the house and as he ran out, one of his daughters was rushing home. The suspect, he said, was seen opposite his home.“I see he going through the street with a cutlass in his hand and then I run and see my wife lie down in blood. She had a chop on her chest and one on her forehead and I go to pick her up and she say to go and check my daughter.”According to the man, his daughter was a short distance away with multiple chops and one hand severed. “Was share blood and just the skin holding the hand and she had chap on she finger…” he related.The suspect has been identified as Shamar Mohamed Ali, also known as ‘Crab Man”. He has since gone into hiding.Guyana Times understands that the family had secured a restraining order from the court, preventing the suspect from coming within a certain distance of them, after attempts to kidnap the younger daughter.The father explained that twice in 2012 the man kidnapped his daughter and on both occasions she managed to escape during the night when he was asleep. Similar incidents also occurred in 2013 and 2015.Following the last incident, the young lady, a teacher, was able to escape and return home; Ali attempted to break into the house to get her. It was then that the family was able to secure the restraining order.It was reported that the teenager had to give up her teaching job because of the harassment.The father is of the view that officers at the Skeldon Police Station have done nothing to assist and have not acted on any of the reports made.“Every time they pick him up and they tell us that we got to go to court, nothing don’t happen. When we go to court no case don’t call and the Police release him. I fed up running to the station…” Ali said in grief.The hunt continues for the suspect.
West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt has been handed a one match suspension and fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge.The Baggies skipper is banned with immediate effect and will miss Saturday’s Premier League trip to defending champions Manchester City.The 30-year-old had requested a personal hearing after being charged with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a match official in or around the tunnel area following the Baggies’ 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa this month.It was just one of the incidents that came to light in the fallout of the heated clash, with the FA also launching investigations into crowd trouble after fans invaded the pitch while the game was still in play as well as at the final whistle.Northern Ireland international Brunt faced the threat of a two game ban and Albion’s director of football administration Richard Garlick believes the punishment reflected the circumstances in which the game finished.Referee Anthony Taylor had also sent off Albion’s Claudio Yacob and Villa’s Jack Grealish towards the end of the match.“We had a fair hearing and feel the punishment is an acknowledgement by the Commission that this was an extraordinary case,” said Garlick, after the Independent Regulatory Commission in London on Tuesday.“It was a difficult end to the game for everyone and emotions were running high.“I think Chris’s disciplinary record, which has seen him issued with one red card in more than 400 appearances at the highest levels, was also rightly noted.” 1