Brutally chopped Swan woman unable to move

Melicia Andrews

Melicia Andrews, the Swan Village, Soesdyke-Linden Highway woman who was brutally chopped by her partner following an argument one week ago remains hospitalised and is unable to move about.

This is according to Janet Domingo, the injured woman’s mother who told Stabroek News that Andrews was transferred from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital last Friday to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) where she is being kept for observation.

Domingo added that her daughter had since undergone a series of surgeries and is currently unable to move due to a chop she sustained in her neck.

The attack on Andrews, 31, by her partner, Ian English, resulted in three of her fingers being severed. She suffered chops to her neck, hands, feet and head.

“She does move her hands and feet lil bit but she can’t move like to walk or get up and so as yet”, Domingo said.

She explained that she hopes that Andrews’ lack of mobility is temporary while noting that she is yet to meet with doctors to discuss this.

English, 38, a labourer with whom Andrews reportedly shared an abusive relationship for several years, hanged himself after the attack.

Residents of the area had related that English lived with his wife in Kuru Kuru but would stay at Andrews’ home from time to time. He was the father of one of Andrews’ seven children.

The police said their preliminary investigations revealed that the attack unfolded at the Lot 22 Swan Village, Soesdyke-Linden Highway home of Domingo, who had earlier been counselling English.

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