Multiple stabbings over two days

2016-12-22 06:01

A NUMBER of stabbings were reported in Margate and Port Edward last week Friday and Saturday. In Margate, a man was killed and another one critically wounded in two separate stabbing incidents on Saturday morning.

Paramedics confirmed that an 18-year-old man died on Ridge Road during the first incident. Netcare 911 paramedics saw the man lying on the road and discovered he had sustained a stab wound to the chest. Police also responded to the scene and later opened a murder docket. Later that same morning at about 2.30am, paramedics and Saps responded to another incident which took place at a restaurant. The two, who are alleged to have been friends, aged 18 and 23 are said to have been socialising before a scuffle broke out over a cigarette. An off-duty paramedic found the victim unresponsive.

Netcare 911 paramedics then arrived at the scene and found that the patient had been resuscitated.

“The Netcare 911 Advanced Life Support paramedic and her team stabilised the man at the scene before transporting him to hospital,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

An 18-year-old man appeared in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court on Monday for attempted murder and assault with intent to do grevious bodily harm. The case was postponed to 28 December.

In a separate incident, three teenagers from the Eastern Cape were stabbed in Port Edward on Friday. Members of NSRI Port Edward were requested to assist the Saps to deal with the incidents.

One victim suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest, another one suffered stab wounds and blunt trauma injuries to the head and torso and the other victim was also stabbed on the chest. Kwa-Zulu Natal Government Health EMS arrived on the scene and EMS paramedics took over care of the patients who were transported to hospital in stable conditions.

Mfeka said no case was opened as the three men were all under the influence of alcohol and were told return to the station and give their statement when they were sober.

“They were told to come back to give their statement after they became sober but did not return as yet,” he said.

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