Investigations are continuing in the fatal fracas on Sunday evening at the “Dutty Party” outside a popular Manchester, Corentyne night spot.
The melee, which blew up over a woman, left two men dead and three hospitalized with injuries, one critical. The two dead men are Mark Simon, 28, of Liverpool, Corentyne, and his friend Kempton Gray, 23, of Alness, also on the Corentyne.
Simon was hacked to death outside the night spot during the brawl. But although Gray was present, the circumstances surrounding his death, remain unclear.
According to information the fight broke between the now dead Mark Simon and Bhiron Robertson who were both involved in a relationship with a woman called Ann, or “Fluffy Tail” of Alness.
The woman, it is understood, had a relationship with Robertson before moving on to Simon. She subsequently left Simon and went back to Robertson.
During the night she was reportedly partying with her old “fling”, Simon, when Robertson turned up around 23:30 hours.
A heated argument ensued and both men armed themselves, Simon with a cutlass and Robertson with a knife. They began inflicting injuries on each other, forcing other persons to intervene – some to part while others joined in the fight.
Simon reportedly bled profusely from his injuries and died on his way to the hospital.
His rival was chopped about his body and is in a critical condition in the New Amsterdam Hospital.
Those still hospitalized are Bhiron Robertson, called “Bouse” 31, and Samuel Fraser, called “Charlie”, 32, both of Liverpool, and Gary Tyndall of Courtland, Corentyne.
Gray reportedly assisted in taking Simon to the Port Mourant Hospital. At the hospital, he was pointed out to the police as one of the persons involved in the fight.
Gray, obviously wanting to avoid being taken into custody, hurriedly left the hospital.
No one could say exactly how Gray got his injuries but it is believed that he was attacked while heading home after the incident.
Investigators revealed that they got a call from an unknown caller, informing them that an injured man was in a yard at Clifton. When they went to the yard they found Gray lying on a step in the yard with injuries to his body and breathing faintly. He was rushed to the hospital by the police.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Commander of Police ‘B’ Division Assistant Commissioner Christopher Griffith stated that from information received Gray was already injured when he was first seen at the hospital earlier. He said that the police received information that a man had entered a yard and was trying to enter a house at Clifton Village. The man was injured and bleeding.
It was discovered that the injured man was Gray who had earlier slipped away from the hospital. Police believe that Gray was injured in the melee and lost a lot of blood whilst walking on his way home. They also believe that he became weak and tried to seek help in the yard.
Gray’s father, Garfield, told this newspaper that he was at home when he received a call from his son, informing him about the brawl. The man said that his son also informed him that he was leaving the hospital since he was fearful of being attacked or arrested.
The elder Gray stated that sometime around 02:00 hrs he received another call from his son who told him that he was in the vicinity of Tain and Bloomfield and was coming home. The man said that he told his son, “Boy, suppose something happen to you”.
He subsequently got a call around 05:00 hrs that the ambulance had just taken his son to the hospital and that “he deh bad.”
The man said that his son succumbed not long after.
He stated that when he visited the mortuary he observed that his son had a stab wound to his abdomen, a cut on his hand and a blow to the back of his head.
Police are questioning one of the injured men who they believe could shed some light on how Gray met his death.
Police are continuing investigations and have taken statements from a number of persons. Robertson remains under police guard in the hospital while the others also remain hospitalized.
At Simon’s home, his family declined to comment. They received a call about the incident and subsequently learnt of his death.
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