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Doctor shot dead in robbery

One of this country’s longest serving doctors in the northeastern region has been killed.

CNC3 understands 72-year-old doctor Chris Lutchman was shot in his head during a robbery this afternoon.

According to reports, Dr Lutchman was at his paul street office in Sangre Grande when he was shot by a gunman during a robbery.

The doctor was rushed to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he died while undergoing emergency surgery.

CNC3 understands Dr Lutchman had a wide cross-sector of patients and was a very active member of the community.

Rio Claro man on eight charges of sexual abuse of a minor

A Rio Claro man is remanded into custody after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with eight counts of sexual abuse against a female minor, which are alleged to have occurred between the period June 2011 and December 2017.

Clint Bittan, 48, a labourer, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, was charged with five counts of sexual penetration, two counts of grievous sexual assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 14-yearsold, when he appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

16 year old warded at hospital after shootout with police

A 16-year-old boy is warded at the hospital following a shootout with police officers.

According to police reports during a police, exercise officers proceeded to a house at Lendore Village, Enterprise, to execute a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

Upon approaching the house, officers observed three male suspects flee the premises and gave chase. 

While in pursuit, the suspects shot several times at the officers, who returned fire. 

Teen held after shooting at police

A 16-year-old boy is currently under police guard, at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, after being arrested for shooting with intent at police officers during an anti-crime exercise in the Enterprise district.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, took place between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm on Wednesday 15th August, 2018.

During the exercise officers proceeded to a house at Lendore Village, Enterprise, to execute a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

Police find weapons, drugs in Besson Street, Belmont crackdowns

Two firearms and quantities of ammunition and marijuana are discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Besson Street and Belmont districts.

The exercise, which was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Floris Hodge-Griffith, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Randall McGuirk and Sgt. (Ag.) Jason Lucas and included a party of officers attached to the Port of Spain Division Task Force (POSDTF) and Besson Street Police Station, took place between 4:00 am and 10:00 am on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

More rain expected Friday & Saturday as Tropical Wave approaches

The Met Office is warning of periods of showers and thundershowers over Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow and on Saturday.

This is as a result of a tropical wave that is approaching the Caribbean islands, with a 20 percent chance of formation into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours.

The wave is moving in a west-northwesterly direction.

The Met Office says that the latest data shows that the most intense activity is likely to affect the islands north of Trinidad and Tobago.

It says street or flash flooding is likely in areas of severe downpours.

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