Slain man’s relatives claim he was victim of abusive partner

Relatives of murder victim Dexter Hospedales, 33, of Arima, are claiming he was a victim of domestic violence for several years.

Hospedales was stabbed once in the left side of the chest while at his rented apartment at Boy Cato Road, Las Lomas, on Wednesday morning.

Hospedales was originally from Mootoo Lands, Arima, and was an animal and produce farmer for the past two years.

Body found in Mamoral identified

A man who went missing earlier this month was found dead on Monday.His body was identified by relatives yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James. His name was given as Christian Guillium, 26, of Pregnancy Lane, La Puerta, Diego Martin.

Family of San Juan murder victim: 'She lived in fear'

Domestic violence murder victim Anita Bahadur made her last complaint to the San Juan Police Station five days before she was killed, head of the T&T Police Service’s corporate communications, Ellen Lewis, confirmed yesterday.

According to Lewis, Bahadur, 27, told police the suspect went to her work place at Maloney Street, Petit Bourg, on March 15 and made threats against her life to her co-workers.

Police destroy marijuana valued at over $17 million

Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana with an estimated street value of $17.3 million.

The exercise was carried out in the Grande Riviere forest by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an eradication exercise in the Grande Riviere district between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Wednesday.

33-year-old man stabbed to death

A 33-year-old man was stabbed several times minutes after he had an altercation with a close female relative at his home in Las Lomas yesterday.

Dexter Hospedales died while undergoing treatment at the Las Lomas Health Facility.

According to a police report, at about 10.30 am Hospedales was at his Las Lomas No 1 home when he got into an argument with a close female relative.

Police said several minutes after an unknown man ran into the compound where he stabbed Hospedales several times.

The suspect then escaped in a car.

Investigations are continuing.

Woman in court on $100,000 fraud charges

A Rousillac woman has appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with obtaining services valued at $100,000, by virtue of a dishonoured cheque.

Indera Rangoo Solomon, 31, of Mon Desir Road, Rousillac, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 21st March, 2018, to answer to the charge.

The matter was postponed to Friday 20th July, 2018, and transferred to the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court.

Police investigate abduction of teenager in Chaguanas

Chaguanas police are investigating an abduction of a 17-year-old boy.

Reports indicate that on Tuesday, the boy was walking along the road when a vehicle with two men pulled along him.

The boy was allegedly forced into the vehicle.

He was held for about two and a half hours.

The teenager was subsequently dropped off and contacted the police and his parents.

He claimed the men attempted to sexually assault him.

Police are continuing investigations.


Venezuelan national killed in shootout with police

A Venezuelan national has been killed in a shootout with police.

Reports indicate that the man, who is yet to be identified, was at a house in Diego Martin when police officers, conducting an exercise in the area entered the premises.

Reports suggest that the man began shooting at police who subsequently returned fire.

He was killed during the shootout.

A woman who was with the man was also hit during the fracas.

She was taken to hospital and is warded in a serious condition.