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Relatives of Canadian visitor Leon
Williams who was struck and killed by
a car yesterday morning were left feeling
even more distraught after they learnt
that the driver never stopped.
Leon Williams, 70, was returning to his
relatives home after participating in J Ou-
vert celebrations in San Fernando when
he was killed while crossing the Naparima
Mayaro Road in Mon Repos, San Fernan-
do.The accident took place around 10.20
am in front of the Mon Repos Housing
Development Corporation apartment
buildings and within sight of the police
hold back the
gie s Mini Mart
stopped by his
shop to chat with
him and he gave
Williams two packs
Curtis said his
brother left and was
crossing the road
when the car came
"The car was coming up with speed. Like
he (Williams) went forward then backwards
(when he see the car coming). I hear a bang
and I look and I did not see my brother."
Curtis said when he came out of the shop
he saw his brother lying on the road with
blood flowing from his head. He was already
On impact both of Williams sneakers flew
off his feet and he landed facedown. His
body was removed by undertakers to the
mortuary at the San Fernando General Hos-
pital where an autopsy is expected to be per-
Eyewitnesses said the vehicle was a brown-
ish coloured Nissan Laurel, but up to late
yesterday police had not found the car or
Other relatives who arrived shortly after
could not believe what had happened.
"It is impossible.
"This is impossible," a relative cried. His
niece, Rachel Codrington-Indar, said her
uncle had been living abroad for more than
20 years and would usually come home every
year to spend Christmas and Carnival with
them. She said he planned to go to Port-of-
Spain today to watch mas.
"He has been here since before Christmas
and he would usually go back around May.
Carnival is his season. Them people evil boy.
They hit him and drive off," she cried.
Williams has a son and two grandchildren.
Corporal Langley is investigating.
Western Division police yesterday
launched a manhunt for several people
wanted in connection with a cache of
arms, ammunition and illegal drugs
found at Cameron Hill in Petit Valley,
Two Glock pistols, five magazines,
205 assorted rounds of ammunition,
two kilogrammes of cocaine and 18 kilo-
grammes of marijuana, two ski masks
and thousands of marijuana seeds and
small trees were discovered.
Senior Superintendent for the divi-
sion, Zamsheed Mohammed, who
spearheaded the exercise, praised his
junior colleagues for their great work.
"I want to commend the police on
their efforts and it was an element of
surprise," he said.
He said some of the men were known
to the police and officers believed they
would be held soon.
A report said around 11 am on Sunday
and 3 am yesterday, officers from the
Western Division Task Force and CID
went to a camp located in the forest
but were fired upon as they got clos-
er. The officers returned fire and five
people who were in the camp fled into
the hilly terrain.
Investigators said they believed one
of the escapees was a Spanish-speaking
Police officers yesterday assigned to
Tunapuna Police Station had to intervene
in several fights at a fast food outlet along
the Eastern Main Road in Tunapuna.
Officers had to fire warning shots in the
air outside the outlet to subdue fighting
patrons in the parking lot.
When contacted, customer service per-
sonnel said there were two serious fights
during the morning period with some of
the patrons being intoxicated and fighting
in the line.
They said the police were notified and
they did a good job by their intervention.
Northern Division Senior Superintendent
David Abraham said there were no reports
of serious crimes during the Carnival.
In Sangre Grande, a total of 25 people
are expected to be charged with various
offences committed during the J Ouvert
Police said several people are expected
to be charged with possession of marijuana,
fighting, assaulting police officers and
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