A disturbance at Glendairy Road, near Bank Hall, St Michael, which many believe to be domestic, left one man with an almost-severed left arm and deep lacerations to his leg, residents told Barbados TODAY.
They say the violent incident, which occurred around 11 o’clock Tuesday morning disturbed the otherwise quiet community.
Police confirmed that Alban Mottley, 52, of Newbury, St George had his left arm badly injuried in the incident. They are now looking for another St George man to assist with the investigations.
While many in the area said they did not venture outside as the commotion unfolded, at least one person said witnessed an injured man being rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) when it was finished.
When the team visited the area, two women were at the house where the violence reportedly started. One of them declined comment, while the other indicated that she neither lives at the house, nor wanted to be associated with the incident.
Two pools of blood, damage to the wooden house and broken bricks lying in the road, gave some insight into the pandemonium that had taken place. Residents said a cutlass was used in the attack which resulted in the injuries. The injured man reportedly retreated to a nearby house, after which, he was taken to hospital.
“I am lost for words,” said one long-standing resident, who did not want to be identified.
“There are some very nice, humble people living there, but I don’t believe the two people involved [in the altercation] live there,” he said.
The frustrated resident also gave his ‘two cents’ on the country’s crime situation.
“We will continue to get problems with crime because the young people are not listening, the old people are not setting an example. We are all to blame for what is going on in this country including the violence and the guns. I don’t know what will become of Barbados,” he said.