Update: Policeman held in connection with rape of Venezuelan teen
A police officer has been detained in connection with the rape and stabbing of an 18-year-old Venezuelan woman on Tuesday.
The suspect — who has addresses in Blue Basin, Diego Martin, and Long Circular Road in St James — was held, along with another individual, just after 11am today during an operation along the Foreshore.
The officer in question is reportedly on extended sick leave. He was last attached to the Besson Street Police Station.
The suspect is currently being questioned by officers of the Western Division Task Force at the Four Roads Police Station.
It is alleged that the vehicle in which the victim entered, as shown on the CCTV footage, is registered to his name.
He is expected to be delivered to the southern division later today as this is where the allegations were made.
Police are now searching for three men who they believe were involved in a vicious attack on an 18-year-old Venezuelan woman on Tuesday.
A PH taxi driver reportedly discovered the victim lying on the ground around 1.40pm while travelling along M2 Ring Road in Debe and 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.
The police have since reviewed CCTV footage which appears to show the moment the woman got into a vehicle with three other individuals.
Police say they received further intelligence which will aid in their probe of the attack.
Anyone with information that can lead to the identification of the three suspects is asked to contact the police, or they can give the information by calling 555 or 800-TIPS, texting 482-GARY, or utilising the TTPS App.