Farm attacks becoming more frequent

An agricultural union said on Monday, farm attacks in the Western Cape appeared to be on the increase. A farmer and a relative were severely assaulted as they foiled a robbery at their farm near Wellington, on Sunday. Eugen Ramshauer was assaulted when he tried to subdue an armed man. His wife, Liesel Ramshauer, said the men had a knife and a stick. “One man had a knife another had a stick and my husband was hit over the head,” said Ramshauer. Agricultural union TAUSA’s Paul Smit said farmers were often seen as soft targets.Eye Witness News

Report ID: 83
Crime Category: Assault
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Wellington
Suburb: N/A
Address: Farms in Western Cape
Crime Date/Time: 24 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 26 Jan 2010, 08:01 AM
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