Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Police nab suspect after report of sexual assault

A 39-year-old man was due to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate on Monday on allegations of assault and sexual assault.

The suspect was held on Saturday morning by officers of the Northern Division.

Police said that that around 3.30 am, officers were alerted by a woman who was running along Green Street, Tunapuna, who indicated that she had been kidnapped and assaulted.

The woman pointed out the suspect who was in his vehicle at the time.

The officers intercepted the vehicle after a brief chase and the driver was held.

The woman pointed him out and indicated that around 3:00 am that day, the man had abducted her while she was walking along El Dorado Road,  Tunapuna.

She said the man choked her and forced her into his vehicle where he sexually assaulted her.

However, the woman was able to escape through one of the van’s windows.

Investigations are continuing. 

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