Close call for in­jured man

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS -

A MAN who was struck on the head with a piece of wood, and the in­ci­dent cap­tured on mo­bile phone video, seems to have avoided se­ri­ous in­jury.

But sources have in­formed the Bar­ba­dos Na­tion that the vic­tim, iden­ti­fied as Ray­mon Nurse, has not given law en­force­ment of­fi­cials the iden­tity of the man who at­tacked him.

Po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the as­sault, which took place along Fitts Vil­lage, St James, on Jan­uary 2.

The video went vi­ral af­ter it was posted on the so­cial me­dia plat­form What­sapp, show­ing an in­di­vid­ual walk­ing be­hind a car and car­ry­ing what ap­pears to be a piece of wood.

When the driver of the car ex­its the ve­hi­cle, he is im­me­di­ately struck on the head, and slumps back into the driver’s seat. The in­di­vid­ual then walks away, af­ter which the video con­cludes.

In a re­lease is­sued by the Royal Bar­ba­dos Po­lice Force, act­ing pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Sta­tion Sergeant Michael Black­man said of­fi­cers were sum­moned to Fitts Vil­lage, where they spoke to Nurse, 22, of Fourth Av­enue, Pick­wick Gap, St Michael.

Nurse com­plained of pain to the head and ears, and was even­tu­ally taken to the QEH by am­bu­lance.

Up to press time, po­lice were un­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on Nurse’s con­di­tion, but on so­cial me­dia a man claim­ing to be his un­cle said Nurse was

“out of the woods” for now. (BA)

(In­ter­net im­age.)

A STILL taken from the What­sapp video which went vi­ral last week.

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