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Man chopped to death, woman stabbed in Papine market attack

Kimmo Matthews

Tuesday, March 11, 2014    

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A 53-year-old man was chopped to death and a woman stabbed and injured by criminals early yesterday morning at Papine Market in

St Andrew.

Police report that at about 2:00 am the man, identified only as 'Cyril' up to press time, was getting ready to clean up an area inside the market when masked men entered from the roof and attacked him.

"Vendors who were in the area reported hearing screams and raised an alarm," said Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine Division, who visited traumatised vendors yesterday.

A female vendor, said to be in her 60s, went to the man's aid and was attacked and stabbed. She managed to escape, but Cyril was not so lucky.

Police, who were called to the scene, said Cyril was found suffering from multiple chop wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.

The Matilda's Corner Police are probing the matter.

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