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.

AG: Cops must act on domestic abuse reports

The police are the first responders to domestic violence cases and they must take the matters seriously, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made clear yesterday.

But everyone must also become their relatives’ keeper in T&T and if a family member is suffering domestic violence, “...You can’t say ‘that’s not my business’,”|Al-Rawi added.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, the AG advocated action and speaking out in order to help deal with the domestic violence problem.

37-year-old Bejucal man missing

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 37-year-old Pooran Ramsaran.

Ramsaran was last seen at his Ramlal Trace, Bejucal, home around 11:15 am on Tuesday 20th March, 2018.

He was reported missing to the Cunupia Police Station, around 12 pm on Wednesday 21st March, 2018, by his father, Ramnath Ramsaran.

Ramsaran is of East Indian descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a brown complexion, short black hair and a full beard.

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.

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.