Thursday 24 September, 2020

Charges to be laid on men involved in Venezuelan teen’s attack

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Investigations into the brutal attack of an 18-year-old Venezuelan woman arear said to be nearing completion. Investigators are hopeful that by tomorrow, they can get legal advice to cement the charges against the two men fingered in this crime – a 26-year-old Special Reserve Police officer and a 20-year-old security guard. 

The aim is to have both men appear before the courts by Monday. 

They were held at about 11.20 am on Wednesday in a vehicle matching the description of a car which had been used in the heinous attack. They were held along the west-bound lane of the Audrey Jeffers Highway, near the Foreshore. 

The vehicle was taken to the Special Evidence Recovery Unit in Camp Cumuto for DNA analysis. 

Less than 24 hours prior, on Tuesday afternoon, the victim was found lying on the ground off the M2 Ring Road in Debe by a PH taxi-driver. He contacted the police and paramedics. 

The woman — who was covered with blood and had what appeared to be stab wounds to her hand, chest, and face — was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital. 

She was later identified as an 18-year-old Venezuelan national, who works as a vendor and lives in Siparia. 

She is currently warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. 

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