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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report whereby a 55-year-old farmer of Byrea received a chop wound across his abdomen with a cutlass.  

According to investigations, the 55-year-old farmer and another 54-year-old Farmer both of the same address had an altercation. The altercation resulted in the 55-year-old farmer receiving a chop wound to his abdomen which caused his intestines to be protruding.

The virtual complainant was rushed to the Georgetown Medical Centre where he underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition.

The 54-year-old farmer is presently in Police custody assisting with the investigations.

The incident occurred at Gorse about 8:30am on 24.09.19.