Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Probe launched into attempted breakout of high profile inmate

It's just under two months since fraud accused Vicky Boodram escaped prison with the assistance of fake legal documents and today, prison officers are investigating a similar attempt at freedom, this time involving a high profile inmate.

Loop TT understands that on January 22, a request was made to take the prisoner who is awaiting trial for murder, to the Arima Magistrate's Court.

However, the inmate's matter is set for next week.

This prompted a search of the Remand Yard Prison today, causing a lockdown outside Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.