Man fighting for his life in ICU after attack by group of men
A Sandys man was last night fighting for his life after being attacked by a group of men in the early hours of Monday.
The 33-year-old victim was attacked while walking in the area of Scotts Hill Road and Cricket Lane at about 1.30am.
Yesterday police confirmed that the victim was in the hospital’s intensive care unit suffering life-threatening injuries.
At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Detective Sergeant Jason Smith said that the victim was able to escape after an acquaintance arrived on the scene in a car.
Detective Sergeant Smith said: “A young man who is currently in the intensive care unit of the hospital is in a grave condition, with serious medical conditions, as a result of being assaulted.
“This young man is fighting for his life.
“He was set upon by a group of men in that area of Scotts Hill Road and Cricket Lane and after the assault he was taken to East Dale Lane, which his residence.
“An initial report revealed that there was an accident in which this young man was thought to be directly involved. There was a report of him having a car overturned on him.
“Subsequent investigations have revealed that that is not the case but that the majority of his injuries are as a direct result of being assaulted.”
Detective Sergeant Smith said firearms were not involved in the incident. He added that it was to early to say if it was gang-related.
“This investigation has now become a serious crime investigation and we today are making an appeal to members of the public, in particular those members in our community who were at the Cricket Lane, Scotts Hill Road area between 1.30am to 2am on Monday.
“Those persons who might have been at the Somerset Cricket Club prior to 1.30am and anyone who was there.
“As we understand it, there was a party taking place at the parking lot of the Somerset Cricket Club – anyone who was there who might have seen any activity – any signs of a disturbance, any signs of a fight to please make contact with us, so that we can work to see that justice is served and those responsible are held accountable.”
Anyone with any information about the attack should call 717 0864 or the Crimestoppers hotline.