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A fight over a piece of chicken has left a nine year old boy nursing a cutlass wound to the head.

The boy was struck with a cutlass across the head by his five year old brother in an apparent fight over a piece of chicken, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.

According to sources the five year old is the child of a government minister

The extent of the injury was not immediately clear.

The incident is reported to have occurred at Babonneau shortly after 4pm Sunday.

The mother of the children is said to have been asleep at the time of the chopping. She transported the victim to Victoria Hospital for medical attention.

A report has been made to the Babonneau Police Station.

The age of criminal responsibility in St Lucia begins at 12.

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