Wounding suspect arrested as probe continues

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A young man from the Point community has been picked up just over a week after he allegedly struck 48-year-old James Horsford on the head with a concrete block, leaving him seriously injured.

According to police sources, the suspect, whose name is withheld since he has not been charged, was being questioned up to yesterday and is likely to be charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

It is alleged that shortly after midnight on July 30th, Horsford, of North Street, was walking along Wilkinson Cross when the suspect approached him and they got into an argument.

During the confrontation, the suspect allegedly picked up an eight-inch concrete block and struck Horsford at least twice on his head with it.

After that, he dropped the block and fled. Residents went to Horsford’s aid and found he was bleeding profusely from the head injuries. He was also vomiting a great deal.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians were summoned to the scene where they began treating Horsford before taking him to the hospital.

On admission at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, the victim’s injuries were described as life- threatening.

OBSERVER media was unable to ascertain whether he was still hospitalized up to press time.      

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