Accused bandit’s leg amputated following Police chase

first_img…alleged accomplice suffers broken legAn accused bandit had his leg amputated while his alleged accomplice suffered a broken leg after they ended up in an accident after Police gave chase.The two, who were on a motorcycle, were allegedly trying to evade Police following a spate of robberies on the East Coast of Demerara.Denis Johnson’s amputated legReports are Mark Fraser and Denis Johnson, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were allegedly responsible for several armed robberies and were trying to elude Police when the incident occurred.Johnson claimed that he was riding at a slow pace when the Police began to pursue him.“The moment we riding going down, when we look back, I see two bright lights in meh eyes, so I left puzzled and I go fuh stop to see is who really deh behind we. In the height of the time I feel the Police just, I feel the vehicle just lick we down. They come from behind and all I could remember is I fly in de air and I wake up in the hospital,” Johnson told Guyana Times.He said when he finally regained consciousness, he realised he lost one of his legs, which nurses told him he lost at the scene of the accident.Meanwhile, Fraser told this publication that as a result of the accident, one of his leg was broken.“Them didn’t say why they were chasing we and then after till the next day when my father came, they tell me that the Police said they find some gun or something like that. Them didn’t search we”.But Crime Chief Paul Williams on Friday said he learnt that the men were involved in a series of armed robberies on the East Coast of Demerara.“That particular afternoon (three weeks ago) after the Police received some information from persons within that community, as it relates to the suspicion and the activities of those men, the Police decided to challenge them and they decided to ride on the Railway Embankment when Police pursued and the Police was in hot pursuit and as a result of that, they lost control and that’s how the accidentMark Fraser’s broken legoccurred. Not the Police hit them down. That’s not what happened. That’s what I learnt”.Williams said he is aware of the fact that one of the suspects was discharged and apprehended by the Police. He said Fraser’s relatives were directed to the Commander for the Division, to be briefed as to why the specific action was taken against Fraser, who is a teenager, and his friend.He said if there is enough evidence and if legal advice is given for the duo to be charged, they will be placed before the courts.last_img

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