Friday 3 April, 2020

T&T Olympic athlete released after questioning over Tobago hit-and-run

A Trinidad and Tobago Olympic athlete, who was detained for questioning on allegations of his involvement into the death of 55-year-old Lenora Patrick, has since been released.

Patrick was killed on 1 July 2018 in what is thought to have been a hit-and-run accident. 

Her body was found in a drain on July 1 at Auchenskeoch/Buccoo Bay Road, leading onto Claude Noel Highway.

The athlete, accompanied by his attorney, surrendered to officers at Barataria Police Station on Sunday.

However, on Wednesday night he was released from custody.

The athlete, LoopTT was told, has been aiding with inquiries.

However, while he was released, it was noted that a file on the matter has been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice on how best to proceed.

This means that while the Olympian has been released from custody, police still retain the right to re-arrest the athlete and charge him appropriately should such directions be given.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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