Tuesday 21 May, 2019

UWI Campus Principal expresses concern for family of kidnapped victim

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus Principal, Professor Brian Copeland, is expressing concern over the kidnapping of staff member, Maria Dass.

Dass was forced into a Nissan Tiida around 3:15 pm near The UWI’s Bookshop.

In a statement issued hours after the incident Professor Copeland offered kind words to her loved ones.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time and we continue to lend our support to them. When incidents of crime happen on campus, concern for the victim is of paramount importance to us. The UWI senior administration team activates our systems to ensure that all necessary support is made available by the Campus to the persons affected. At the core of our efforts continues to be collaboration with members of our campus community, Campus Security and the TTPS” he said.

Director of Campus Security Services, Noel Corbett, has confirmed that Campus Security is actively supporting the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service in their investigation of the incident, hoping for a safe release and return to the family. 

Persons with any information pertaining to the incident are asked to contact the St. Joseph Police Station at 662-2252.

 

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