Police hold couple,neighbour over child's beating
Stabroek News
July 16, 2004

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The police have held a couple and their neighbour for beating a 13-year-old Sophia child following allegations that he had interfered with the couple's seven-year-old daughter.

The child, Ewart George, was hospitalised on Tuesday night after he was beaten by the couple with a spade resulting in a deep cut to his head and other injuries.

His mother, Alexis George, told this newspaper that the child has not spoken since Tuesday night and she feels that he is in shock.

Stabroek News understands that charges are likely to be instituted against the three.

His mother had told this newspaper that she had gone to follow her sister to get a bus and upon her return she saw her son with blood all over him. When she went to the home of the couple the husband told her if he had a gun her son would have been dead. They reported that they observed her son interfering with their daughter while they were in a house that is used by children to play.

The woman said her son has denied the claim and he told her that he was called into the house and the couple locked their doors and dealt him a beating.

He somehow managed to escape but a neighbour locked the gate to the yard and the couple continued to beat him while some persons in the area looked on. A resident said she was the one who pulled the child away from the couple.