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Police in Regional Division #4 ‘A’ are investigating an alleged unlawful wounding of 39-year-old Sharon Hoppie of Lot 32 Hadfield Street, Lodge, by her 36-year-old ex-boyfriend early Tuesday morning.
The initial investigation revealed that the victim and the accused shared a relationship that ended about two months ago, but the suspect would visit from time to time.
The victim has since started a new relationship. At around 00:30hrs Tuesday, the accused allegedly visited the victim’s home and met the male, who subsequently left. The victim and the accused then had a misunderstanding about their relationship, and due to the time of night (past midnight), she allowed the accused to sleep at her home.
The victim went to bed at about 02:00 hrs, leaving the suspect in the house. At 03:30 hrs, the accused went into the victim’s room, which was not locked, and went over her with a knife in his right hand. She tried to fight the accused off and he dealt her a stab to her left-side neck and another to her right-side abdomen, after which he exited the house and fled the scene to an unknown location. An alarm was raised and she was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by a neighbour where she was treated by a doctor on duty and admitted as a patient, where her condition is regarded as stable. The suspect has not been arrested.