“Handy man” stabbed to death during Bourda market row

The dead man's name has been given as Jerome Cumberbatch aka "Crekateh". Reports are that just around 4 o' clock, Cumberbatch and another man got into a heated argument that quickly escalated into a fight. It was during the fight that the man armed himself with a broken bottle and repeatedly stabbed Cumberbatch to the body.

“Handy man” stabbed to death during Bourda market row

“Thursday afternoon shopping at the Bourda market came to a pause as a vagrant who did odd jobs in the area was stabbed to death by another man, also believed to be a vagrant.

The dead man’s name has been given as Jerome Cumberbatch aka “Crekateh”. Reports are that just around 4 o’ clock, Cumberbatch and another man got into a heated argument that quickly escalated into a fight. ┬áIt was during the fight that the man armed himself with a broken bottle and repeatedly stabbed Cumberbatch to the body.

The assailant ran from the scene as the injured man fell to the ground. Vendors contacted emergency services but when they arrived on the scene, the injured man had already died.

At the scene, Police investigators questioned a number of vendors about the incident. Both men are said to have been familiar with each other since they both did jobs for vendors in the area.

It is unclear what may have triggered the altercation which led to the stabbing death. The assailant remains on the run, as the investigation continues.

 

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