Boy, 11, In Hospital With Serious Burns


Tribune Freeport Reporter


FREEPORT - An 11-year-old boy is in hospital with second-degree burns on his body following an incident involving a teen in East End.

According to police reports, the victim sustained burns to 30 per cent of his body and is presently detained in the Paediatric Ward at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

Asst Supt Loretta Mackey, press liaison officer, said that the young boy was listed in "guarded" condition.

She said sometime around 3.50pm on Tuesday, police received information that an 11-year-old resident of Freetown, East End, had sustained a burn injury to the front area of the body.

The youngster was participating with other persons in a clean-up campaign at the time in the Gambier Point area, in East Grand Bahama.

Ms Mackey said police at High Rock Police Station went to investigate a report regarding grievous harm.

As a result, a 13-year-old boy, also of Freetown, is assisting officers at the Central Detective Unit with their investigations.


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