Police hold man in video beating woman

A man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman, has been arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.

The suspect, a 31-year-old of Ramai Trace, Debe, was held during an anti-crime exercise conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed, around 2:30 pm today, at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.

Police say that upon receiving information on the viral social media post last night, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith immediately contacted the relevant agencies to launch an investigation into the matter, which resulted in the swift capture of the suspect today.

The victim, a 19-year-old Venezuelan national, who is reportedly the suspect’s girlfriend, is said to be warded at hospital in a stable condition.

Eight Venezuelan nationals, four males and four females, who are in the country illegally were found in the house at the time of the exercise and also arrested.

The Police Service is thanking the public for utilizing social media to bring crimes and criminal activities to its attention, for swift and immediate action.

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