Ann’s Grove woman, 81, beaten, house torched

-teen attackers held

An 81-year-old woman was beaten and robbed by two teenagers, who later set her Ann’s Grove home on fire on Tuesday night.

Dorrel Canterbury is now hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital after sustaining injuries to her head. When Stabroek News visited her yesterday, she was too ill to speak. Her face was swollen and she was barely whispering to relatives when they tried to speak with her.

According to her relatives, Canterbury was in her kitchen when two brazen youths jumped through her window and attacked her.

They hit her across the head several times. However, while the teens proceeded to raid her house of all her valuables, she escaped and called out for a neighbour to help her.

By that time, the young men had already set her house on fire and one of them was seen fleeing the burning house.

A police officer, however, saw him and chased after him. He was apprehended and later led the police to his accomplice, who was seeking refuge under a bed in his home. Both of them were taken into police custody.

Canterbury’s house was burnt to the ground.

Canterbury’s nephew, William, stated that the police had yet to charge the teens with the assault and arson. He added that he was appalled by the whole ordeal and was worried about his aunt’s condition.

 

More in Local News

default placeholder

Oil drilling likely in five years

Country Manager of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Jeff Simons today reaffirmed that the company will not start the actual extraction of oil from its huge offshore well for another five years.

default placeholder

Alzarri Joseph called up for Test duty

ST.JOHN’s, Antigua, CMC-Promising Antiguan fast bowler Alzarri Joseph is set to make his Test debut after he was drafted into the West Indies side for the current home series against India.

default placeholder

Caribbean series hopes to crack US market with T20 foray

(Reuters) – Chris Gayle and Shane Watson need no introductions in cricket-playing countries but while they are unlikely to become household names in the U.S.

Renee McDonald

Chair of Bid Protest Committee resigns

Chairperson of the recently-established Bid Protest Committee (BPC) Renee McDonald has resigned even as the body’s first case—Cevons Waste Management’s protest against the Ministry of Communities over the award of a $221M Haags Bosch landfill maintenance contract—awaits a decision.

default placeholder

Main suspect in Black Bush triple murder held, owns shotgun

The main suspect in the Black Bush triple murder has been held and he is the owner of the same type of weapon that inflicted the deadly wounds.

Shane Mc Almont

Two charged with killing missing miner

Just two days after severed body parts suspected to belong to Mahdia miner Shawn Clarke were discovered, two men were charged in a city court with his murder.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: