Man slashed with champagne glass, attackers remain free
A woman said that she will not rest until she sees justice is served for an incident involving her bother, who was seriously wounded on Monday last at Bartica.
On Monday last, some time around 1:30 hours at First Avenue, Bartica, 29-year-old Shane Timmerman was slashed across his face, on the left side, with a champagne glass by one of four men who attacked him outside the Platinum Hotel and Bar.
According to Timmerman, he was standing with two friends when a young man whom he knew and three others approached him.
“One of them walked up to me and asked me if I had a problem with one of them so I said to him that problem was finished since Easter Day,” Timmerman explained.
The young man said that two of the young men who approached him then held him down while another who had a champagne glass struck him across his left side face.
The injured Timmerman was rushed to the Bartica Hospital where he was treated and admitted.
Timmerman was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was further admitted.
He was discharged from the hospital yesterday after being treated for an incise wound to his neck and behind his left ear.
The young man’s sister, Stacy Timmerman, said that she will not stop until justice is served.
The woman said that earlier yesterday she was reliably informed that the persons who actually attacked her brother were walking freely around on Bartica and the others involved were doing the same.
However, after being advised, the woman contacted a senior member of the Guyana Police Force about the incident. She said that ranks in Bartica have now begun looking into the matter.
The police were unable to take a statement from the injured Timmerman until yesterday when they travelled to the city to interrogate him.
She said she was informed that one of the persons involved in the case has since been detained but has been released on bail.
In Bartica, late yesterday afternoon, the police were trying to locate the other young men involved in the incident.