Roughly five people were arrested for various weapons related offences as a result of police exercises conducted on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020.

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While his father worked nearby, a four-year-old toddler, left in the care of his grandmother, fell into a swimming pool in Rio Claro and drowned on Sunday.

Police said around 4:30 pm, Shiva Canya, of Pasea Village, Tunapuna was at the home of his paternal grandmother Chooni Samaroo, 67 of 222 Ridge Road, San Pedro Village, Poole when the tragedy occurred.

Samaroo told police she was watching Canya when without her noticing, he slipped away.

When she realised he was missing, she frantically started to check around the house for him. She called out to him but he did not answer. She then called her son Ajay, 24, who was working nearby at the home of their next-door neighbour Lochan Heeralal.

Ajay quickly stopped his work and began looking for his son. Moments later he saw the toddler’s body floating in Heeralal’s swimming pool. Ajay picked up the unconscious child and quickly rushed him to the Rio Claro Health facility where he was pronounced dead by Dr Rao.

A party of officers led by WPC Simmons went to the Rio Claro health centre where they saw the child.

There were no marks of violence on his body. An autopsy is expected to be done today.

WPC Simmons is continuing investigations.