One hospitalised after weekend altercation

One man, believed to be in his early 60’s, is reportedly warded at the St. George’s General Hospital nursing wounds received following an altercation with a younger villager from Frequente in the south of the island.

THE NEW TODAY understands that Bernard Beggs is in critical condition following cuts received on various parts of the body from an incident, which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The elderly man and his younger friend known by the name Andris and believed to be in his 20’s were earlier seen together bathing on the beach.

The two returned to Frequente and stopped at a village shop, where Beggs worked to barbecue some of the remaining chicken they had from the beach lime.

A passerby is said to have asked Beggs for a piece of the barbecued chicken that he had and Andris on hearing this said to the man: “Don’t take anything from this nasty man.”

Beggs responded by asking Andris if he had a problem with him.

The two got into an argument and Beggs allegedly broke a bottle and stabbed Andris in his throat.

The wounded man retaliated by kicking out at his assailant and using the same broken bottle to inflict a number of wounds to the face of Beggs.

According to a well-placed source who spoke with this newspaper, Andris left for home but soon returned, broke a Guinness bottle and continued to inflict more wounds to Beggs’ face.

Beggs was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance on the night of the incident while Andris, descried as one who is physically challenged, was seen faced down in a drain around 5.00 a.m. on Monday morning.

The injured man was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Andris was discharged on Tuesday but Beggs is reportedly still in critical condition at the hospital due to the wounds inflicted to his face.

There are reports that his lung got infected and was placed on Oxygen to help with his breathing.

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