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Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

The most se­ri­ous ca­se o­pe­ned in Graaff­rei­net this past week was one of at­temp­ted mur­der.

The in­ci­dent occur­red in As­her­vil­le on Mon­day, 31 De­cem­ber, at 22:40. The victim was stab­bed with a sharp in­stru­ment, and due to the se­ri­ous­ness of his in­ju­ries he was trans­por­ted to Li­vings­to­ne Hos­pi­tal in Port E­li­za­beth. As the ca­se is of a sen­si­ti­ve na­tu­re, no furt­her in­for­ma­ti­on may be gi­ven at this sta­ge.

One ca­se of cul­pa­ble ho­mi­ci­de was al­so o­pe­ned, af­ter an ac­ci­dent on 6 Ja­nu­a­ry be­t­ween Cra­dock and Graaff­rei­net. At a­bout 11:00 a re­port was re­cei­ved that a vehi­cle had o­ver­tur­ned. W­hen the e­mer­gen­cy ser­vi­ces ar­ri­ved, they con­fir­med that the dri­ver and one pas­sen­ger died at the sce­ne of the ac­ci­dent. No furt­her de­tails of the de­ce­a­sed ha­ve been gi­ven.

W­hat could ha­ve been a se­ri­ous ca­se of kid­nap­ping on 5 Ja­nu­a­ry was thank­ful­ly re­sol­ved. A wo­man al­le­ged that her 3-y­e­ar-old son had been playing out­si­de of her hou­se in Lo­wer Lo­ca­ti­on, U­ma­si­zak­he, w­hen he was ta­ken wit­hout her per­mis­si­on. The child has sin­ce been re­tur­ned to his mot­her.

The­re we­re four ca­ses of ma­li­ci­ous da­ma­ge to pro­per­ty, w­he­re fen­cing was da­ma­ged, vehi­cle ty­res s­las­hed, and win­dows bro­ken, in se­pa­ra­te in­ci­dents.

Fi­ve ca­ses of theft out of mo­tor vehi­cles we­re o­pe­ned, two at pe­trol sta­ti­ons and the ot­hers out­si­de re­si­den­ti­al pro­per­ties.

Pro­per­ty was sto­len from sto­re­rooms, a ga­ra­ge and in­si­de a hou­se in four se­pa­ra­te ca­ses of re­si­den­ti­al bur­gla­ry. A se­cu­ri­ty ga­te was al­so sto­len from bu­si­ness pre­mi­ses in the in­dus­tri­al a­rea.

A man was as­saul­ted in a hou­se rob­be­ry in Kroon­va­le, and cash sto­len.

An ar­rest was ma­de af­ter a man was as­saul­ted and robbed of his cel­lp­ho­ne in

An ac­ci­dent on 6 Ja­nu­a­ry be­t­ween Graaff­rei­net and Cra­dock clai­med two li­ves.

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