A lone gunman on Friday morning terrorised and robbed a Corneila Ida, West Coast Demerara family of close to $800,000 in cash and other valuables, before escaping in a car belonging to the family. Jenny Bacchus, 42, told Guyana Times she and her 12-year-old daughter were at home when the tall, fair-skinned man barged into her home. She recalled that at the time she was speaking with her cousin on the telephone, and out of fear, she dropped the device.The perpetrator then told her if she complied he would not hurt her, but at the same time, he pointed a gun at them and began to tie them up with the phone cable.The woman said the perpetrator then ransacked the house. She said she attempted to get a glimpse of his face, but could not, since he had a hat pulled in his face.Whilst the perpetrator was searching the home, Bacchus’s cousin turned up to check on her and her child. He, too, was bound, and was subsequently relieved of his mobile phone and the jewellery he was wearing.The perpetrator then escaped with the car belonging to Bacchus’s cousin, a Toyota 212, which was later recovered in the vicinity of the Den Amstel Police Station.A report was made at the Leonora Police Station, and an investigation has been launched. No arrest has as yet been made.
Wembley Stadium 1 England’s friendly with France WILL go ahead at Wembley on Tuesday night, the French Football Federation have confirmed.The terrorist attacks across Paris on Friday, which claimed the lives of more than 128 people, had left the match in severe doubt.The English FA announced late on Friday that they would hold discussions with their French counterparts over whether to cancel their Euro 2016 warm-up clash next week.But the FFF have decided that, in a show of defiance, the match should still be played.“President Noel Le Graet confirmed on Saturday that the match between England and France scheduled for Tuesday November 17 (8pm local time) at Wembley will still take place,” read an FFF statement.Three of the victims of the terrorist attacks across the French capital were killed in explosions outside the Stade de France during France’s friendly with Germany.President Francois Hollande was among thousands of football fans watching the match, which continued to its conclusion.A total of six locations were attacked in and just outside Paris, with at least 128 feared dead.UEFA issued a brief statement on Saturday morning regarding the attacks.It read: “UEFA is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events which occurred in Paris last night and wishes to express its support and solidarity to France and to those affected by these horrible acts.”