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Man burnt to death

A man was robbed of his cellphone in Morvant and two days later he was found burnt to death.

Police said around 10 am Saturday officers responded to a report of an assault in progress at Romain Lands, Morvant.

Upon arrival, officers observed the charred remains of a human burnt beyond recognition lying on its back in an unfinished concrete structure.

After enquiring, police suspect the dead man is Allan Gerard Sanchez, who was robbed of his cell phone on Friday by a group of men from the area.

Eyewitnesses told police Sanchez was last seen entering the area together with other people where the charred body was found.

Enquiries are continuing.

Police probe Malick murder, attempted killing

And police are investigating a reported murder and attempted murder in Malick.

According to police, a resident of Upper Sixth Avenue, Malick, told them she was awakened by several loud explosions coming from her garage around 3 am Sunday.

Upon checking, she found her brother Allan Cooke lying motionless suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Another man, Shem Hope was also shot.

Cooke, a mechanic, was pronounced dead, while Hope is receiving treatment at the hospital.

Nigeran, Trini held for

human trafficking of migrants

Twenty-five Venezuelan women, one Nigerian, and a Trinidadian have been arrested.

The arrests were made in Icacos.

Police said between 3 pm Saturday and 5 am Sunday, an exercise was carried out by officers of the southwestern division’s intelligence unit.

During the exercise, officers said they zeroed in on the Icacos area where they arrested the Venezuelan women for illegal entry into the country, while the Nigerian and the Trinidadian were arrested for aiding and abetting in suspected human trafficking.

The detained people were taken to the Santa Flora and Erin police stations. The immigration department was then contacted.

Inquest ordered into killing

An inquest has been ordered into the circumstances surrounding the death of 39-year-old Renford Lavia.

As a result, a 29-year-old suspect of Lendore Village, Chaguanas, has been released from custody.

This follows advice received from Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Joan Honore-Paul.

Lavia, of Enterprise, Chaguanas, was stabbed to death following an altercation at his home on Friday March 12.

The suspect, a security guard, was subsequently arrested in connection with his death.