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Police shoot and kill 41-year-old man

A 41 year-old-man was killed in a police shootout this morning.

Police say at 5:45 am, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force were on a routine foot patrol in the Laventille area.

Upon reaching Calvary Hill, they noticed William Rock also known as “Boneman” acting suspiciously.

Officers claim rock pulled out a gun and an exchange of gunfire followed.

Rock was hit several times about the body.

He was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers recovered a .38 revolver on the scene.

Police shoot and kill two bandits; two others escape

Police have shot and killed two bandits in a shoot-out with police after a robbery at the Flanigin Town gas station.

Shortly after three this afternoon, three armed men entered the station and announced a hold-up relieving two workers of $4000.

The police were alerted and a chase ensued ending in Tabaquite where four men, including the driver ran out the vehicle while shooting at the police.

The men then went into some nearby bushes where they escaped.

On searching the lifeless bodies of two of the men were found nearby.

Teacher charged after speeding away from police roadblock

A 40-year-old teacher of the Guayaguayare Secondary School has been arrested after speeding away from police when stopped at a roadblock Thursday morning.

Police say the man became extremely nervous when he spotted police stationed at the Ecclesville junction, Rio Claro. 

The teacher turned around his B14 car and sped off, leading police into a high-speed chase. 

The teacher attempted to elude police by using a back road but police say that after 10 mins he was intercepted by the Rio Claro police.

Missing 16-year-old Princes Town schoolgirl returns home

A 16-year-old Princes Town girl who was reported missing on March 12th, has been found.

A statement from the Police Service has confirmed that the Israel Yearwood of Scale Road, Cedar Hill Village, Princes Town, returned home on March 19th.

The girl explained to her parent that she was with a female friend.

Police say the Child Protection Unit is continuing inquiries into the matter.

The police are thanking the public for their assistance in ensuring that the teen returned home safely.

21-year-old woman beaten, chopped; claims police ignored her report

One day before International Women's Day, a 21-year-old woman has taken to Facebook claiming she was beaten and chopped by neighbours in Freeport on Sunday.

The woman posted several pictures of marks about her body.

The woman who goes by the name Samantha Omelia, posted several pictures on Facebook with the comment, "Brutally beaten n chopped by my neighbor with a machete and a iron pipe, Freeport police station ignored my report,we live in an unfair world."

Calls to the Freeport Police Station did not yield much.

Student in viral video charged with five offences including assault; on $35,000 bail

A male student who appears in a viral video in a confrontation with three police officers, has appeared before a Couva Magistrate on five charges arising from the incident.

The 17-year-old student of the Carapichaima East Secondary School has been charged with the use of obscene language, resisting arrest and three counts of assault on police officers.

Police say they responded to a report of a fight at St Mary's Junction Monday afternoon and when they arrived the student was allegedly using obscene language in their presence.

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