23-year-old MERCY KNIGHTS is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. (Image: TTPS)

A 23-year-old man will appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

An official release from the Police Service confirms that MERCY KNIGHTS—of Mulchan Trace, Siparia Old Road, Thick Village, Siparia—was arrested and charged by WPC Vincent of the Siparia Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday, Tuesday 15th December 2020.

According to the TTPS statement, the charge arose out of an incident that occurred at 6:30 am on Friday 11th December 2020.  Police reports are that a 16-year-old girl reported to police that she sustained injuries after being attacked by a man known to her.

According to the girl, she was walking along a track off Mulchan Trace, Siparia, when she was approached by a man with whom she had had an altercation with on December 10th. The girl told police that the man allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her twice about her body, inflicting wounds to her left shoulder and left chest area. He then fled the scene.

The girl was rushed to the Siparia Health Facility where she was medically treated for her injuries.

Further investigations led to the arrest of 23-year-old MERCY KNIGHTS, who was subsequently charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.