Survivor of Swan chopping attack discharged from hospital

Melicia Andrews

Melicia Andrews, the Swan Village, Soesdyke-Linden Highway woman who was hospitalised for almost three weeks after she was brutally chopped by her partner following an argument last month, has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Her mother, Janet Domingo, told Stabroek News that Andrews was discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) on Sunday afternoon. While Andrews is still experiencing a lot of pain, Domingo said her condition has significantly improved and she can now eat and move on her own.

The attack on Andrews, 31, by her partner, Ian English, which had occurred on November 26, saw her sustaining chops to her neck, hands, feet and head. At the GPH, she underwent a series of surgeries. Three of her fingers were almost severed but doctors were able to save them.

English, 38, a labourer with whom Andrews reportedly shared an abusive relationship for several years, hanged himself after the incident, which occurred after he repeatedly accused her of infidelity. He was discovered hanging from a tree a short distance away from where he carried out 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 home of Domingo, who had earlier been counselling English.

Domingo had only learnt of her daugther’s abusive relationship hours before she was attacked.

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