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CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne and
his fans were stunned this week
after viewing a video showing a
homeless man being beaten and
stabbed several times by another
man on Charlotte Street, Port-of-
The incident, which occurred on
Tuesday, was filmed with cellphones
by several bystanders and was posted
on the social media site Facebook.
The video quickly went viral and
evoked outrage among those who
viewed it. The response was similar
when Alleyne showed the footage
on his programme.
The footage showed a man dressed
in a suit, whose head was bleeding,
attacking and stabbing a man who
appeared to be homeless. The home-
less man was seen being held down
by two other bystanders while his
attacker first beat him, broke a bottle
over his head, then used the broken
bottle to deal the homeless man sev-
After airing the video Alleyne
identified the attacker as Anderson
Wilson. He contacted Wilson and
explained to him the severity of the
situation and told him he had until
12 o'clock the next day to come to
The following day Anderson
arrived on the CrimeWatch set to
clear the air. He claimed that the
incident developed after the homeless
man hit him over the head with a
piece of wood, causing him to bleed.
He told Alleyne he lost it when he
saw the blood and started to defend
Anderson told Alleyne the police
later took a report on the incident
and they had his address if they
intended to take the matter further.
He added that he was not running
Alleyne questioned why no police
arrived on the scene although the
attack lasted for close to ten minutes.
He also called on police to investigate
the matter properly since the home-
less man, who may be mentally
unstable, was clearly not a threat for
the majority of the attack.
In another story, Alleyne visited
the Biche community where Walter
Elahi was shot to death in his front
Family members told Alleyne that
a resident was walking along the
road while returning home from a
carnival event when he observed
Elahi lying on the ground in front
After calling out to Elahi and get-
ting no response, the resident called
the police and emergency services.
Elahi was lying in a pool of his
blood and appeared to have been
shot once in the chest.
Family members told Alleyne that
Elahi had a couple of drug-related
matters before the court. It is alleged
that Elahi was killed because of a
drug deal gone bad.
Alleyne is asking anyone with
information on the person respon-
sible for Elahi's killing to contact him
The CrimeWatch host also visited
the home of the 13-year-old Barataria
North Secondary School student
who was the victim of bullying
In another video which went viral
on Facebook, the boy was seen being
beaten by a female classmate while
several other students looked on and
even egged the attacker on.
The video was captured by another
pupil on February 10, between the
hours of 1 and 2 pm in a classroom.
The boy's mother, Lana Maharaj-
Boodoo, 41, told Alleyne she was
outraged over the incident since her
son had been the target of a student
who had been bullying him for sev-
She said her son often came home
complaining that his money had been
stolen and books ripped up by his
attacker. She even said her son was
afraid to go to school and had been
having sleepless nights because of
the latest incident.
Alleyne called on Education Min-
ister Tim Gopeesingh to make a
statement and investigate the situ-
However, Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar called on
Gopeesingh to take action on school
bullying after seeing the video. The
minister addressed the matter during
this week's Cabinet meeting and
subsequently announced a series of
new initiatives at the post-Cabinet
Attack on homeless man stuns T&T
Tiffany Khan's mother appeared on CrimeWatch this week to
complain that her daughter had abandoned her grandson after
dropping him off with her last Sunday.
The frustrated woman told Alleyne she is a dialysis patient who
was unable to take care of her grandchild and she also had no place
of her own.
Alleyne called on Tiffany to step up and take responsibility for her
son, noting she could also be charged for child abandonment.
Tiffany subsequently appeared on CrimeWatch after seeing her
mother and son. She told Alleyne she came to get her son back.
Alleyne also called on the father of the two-year-old boy, Andrew
Albert, to take care of his child.
Alleyne also aired footage of a break-in at Ideal Styles, Montano
Plaza, High Street, San Fernando, on February 8.
Alleyne is urging the public to assist him in finding the bandit, who
has a distinctive tattoo. The video can be viewed on Alleyne's
Facebook fan page and he is calling on anyone with information to
get in contact with him.
A screen grab from a video showing a homeless man being beaten and
stabbed several times by another man on Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain
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