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Two police officers were
injured when a prisoner made a
shortlived escape from the
Siparia Magistrates Court yes-
The incident took place shortly
after 2 pm while prisoners were
being loaded into a police van,
The Pleasantville prisoner was
remanded into custody after reap-
pearing before a magistrate on
charges of possession of a firearm
He was allegedly held with the
illegal arms in Oropouche last year
and has been in custody since cap-
Reports said the prisoner was
handcuffed with another man and
put into the police van on the
He managed to free himself
from his handcuff and kicked the
door of a police vehicle, which
slammed into two officers, knock-
ing them to the ground. He then
Police chased and held him on
High Street, where he tried to
fight them off.
He will be charged with two
counts of assault, escaping legal
custody and malicious damage.
The two injured officers suffered
fractures to their hands and were
taken to the Siparia Health facility.
Investigations are continuing.
Cops foil escape attempt at Siparia court
A 34-year-old truck driver
died when he was crushed by
a three-tonne truck he was
repairing at his Penal home on
Shankar Ramnarace of San
Francique, died while being
treated at the San Fernando
Police said around midday
Ramnarace was under the
Mazda T35 truck, which was on
an incline, when the jack fell
The truck fell on him, pinning
him and opening a gaping
wound to the neck, police said.
Speaking at her mini mart
yesterday, Ramnarace s mother
Lilowatee could not hold back
the tears. She said she last saw
him in the market that morning
"He has his own stall and he
sell and left and went home. I
don t know what went wrong."
She said Ramnarace s wife was
at home when the incident took
place, but was asleep.
"Is a neighbour who heard
him bawling and calling. When
the neighbour went he saw him
sitting up under the truck. He
was bleeding. They put a pillow
under him and try to clean him
up. He was bleeding from his
ears and nose."
She said the doctors told them
he lost a lot of blood.
She said Ramnarace was the
third of her four children and
had been married for the past
five years. He had no children.
When the T&T Guardian vis-
ited Ramnarace s home yester-
day his widow Lystra was not
Penal police are investigating.
Man crushed to death while
repairing truck at home
A San Fernando man who asked
a magistrate to return a cutlass that
the police seized from him has been
sent to St Ann s Hospital for two
Christopher Nandlal was arrested
near Gulf City Mall on July 31, and
had pleaded not guilty.
However, yesterday he changed his
plea to guilty when he appeared before
San Fernando Fourth Court Magis-
trate Indar Jagroo.
He is charged with possession of
a weapon to commit an indictable
offence, namely, to wound.
The court heard that around 11.30
am the police were on patrol near the
traffic lights at South Trunk Road
when they saw Nandlal. As they
approached him, he pulled out a cut-
lass from his back pocket and held
it in front of him.
The police ordered him to drop the
cutlass, but he refused. They managed
to subdue him and take it away.
Asked by the magistrate what he
had been doing with the cutlass, Nan-
lal said: "You want to give me it back?
It belongs to me. At the time there
was talk of government property."
The magistrate ordered a psychi-
atric evaluation and remanded him
to St Ann s. The matter was adjourned
to September 2.
Accused to magistrate:
I want back my cutlass
not hold back the
tears as she spoke
of him yesterday.
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