Miner stabbed to death at Blackwater Backdam

A 20-year-old Mahdia man was found dead along a trail in Blackwater Backdam, Region Eight early yesterday morning.

Nickel Leacock, of Lot 111 Miles Mahdia, was headed into the village to carry goods for his father, who was working in the area, when he got into an argument with another young man on Monday night. The next morning, at around 3am, he was found dead with stab wounds to his back along the Blackwater trail by a group of miners.

Nicola Leacock, Nickel’s sister, said the suspect was arrested by police after a slipper belonging to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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