Six detained following stabbing of Police Officer

Six persons, five of them minors, have been detained in connection to a stabbing of a police officer. The off-duty police officer, Constable Joseph Perez, was socializing with a relative at a bar in Cotton Tree village on Friday night.  That is when he was stabbed to the left side of his abdomen.  PC Perez, who is assigned to the Prosecutions Branch in Belize City, was rushed to the Western Regional hospital in Belmopan and admitted to ward in a critical but stable condition.  A 19 year old male has been detained along with 5 minors all from the village of Cotton Tree as police continue their investigation.

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