Thursday 3 December, 2020

Barrackpore cops get domestic violence call, find suspect and gun

Barrackpore police arrested a man in breach of a protection order after responding to a report of domestic violence.

Reports say officers proceeded to the Rochard Road home of a woman around 10.35 pm on Sunday. They interviewed her and a man who was present.

The officers then searched the premises and found a Taurus pistol loaded with a magazine containing five rounds of ammunition, hidden in a water tank.

The suspect, a 41-year-old man of Clarke Road, Penal, was held in connection with the find.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-SAVE (7283). This 24-hour hotline provides counselling services, crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate agencies such as the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Victim and Support Unit of the TTPS, the National Family Services, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, Lifeline or the Rape Crisis Society.

Referrals can also be made, directing the victim to a place of safety or a shelter.

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