Hell Yard

Man found dead, partially submerged in Beetham drain

A 46-year-old man was beaten to death and left partially submerged in a drain filled with water, in an area known as Hell Yard in Beetham on Thursday.

However, an autopsy is expected to confirm the actual cause of death.

According to a police report, at about 3.30 pm yesterday, Paul Timothy Adams—who was popularly known as "Speedy"—was found partially submerged face down in a water-filled drain at 13th street.

Police described Adams as a drug addict and believed that the circumstances surrounding his death were drug-related.

Investigations are continuing.

Police shoot and kill 19-year-old in Beetham

A 19-year-old is shot and killed by police this morning. The victim is identified as Akiel Thomas also known as Alkaline. According to police at around 6:40 am officers from Port of Spain CID and the interagency task force were conducting an exercise and upon reaching hell yard Beetham Gardens they noticed Thomas with a firearm, police tell CNC3 news that they called out the teen who then pointed the firearm at the officers. He did not open fire but officers shot at the 19-year-old who was hit in the chest. He was taken to hospital where he died.

Mystery barricade at Hell Yard

A “mystery” iron barricade has been erected across the public road at HellYard, Beetham Gardens, and senior police officers have seemingly reached a dead end in finding out who is responsible for constructing it.

Once the person responsible is located,he or she will have to give answers,Snr Supt of the Port-of-Spain Division,McDonald Jacob, said yesterday. When the T&T Guardian went into the area yesterday, the barricade, painted in black and white, was fixed across the road, which is located north of HellYard and parallel with the Priority BusRoute.