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Days before 11-year-old Rehanna Briggs
was found hanging from a clothes line at
her Williamsville home, her sister, Antonia
Perry, had a premonition that someone
was going to die.
The mother of two said: "I know someone
in my family was going to die, I had a feeling.
I thought it was going to be my son. A few
days ago I was crying telling a co worker
I feel my son is going to die not knowing
it was my sister."
Rehanna s mother, Angela, who suffers
from high blood pressure, was discharged
from hospital on Saturday night. She had
to be warded and sedated after learning of
the girl s death.
Perry said her mother, who is incon-
solable, has been sleeping on a couch
because she cannot go into the bedroom
she shared with Rehanna.
Rehanna, a standard four pupil of Hard-
bargain Government Primary School and
the youngest of six children, was found
hanging from a clothes line at her Dyer Vil-
lage, Williamsville home, on Friday. She was
taken to the Princes Town District Hospital
where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said her death appears to be acci-
An autopsy is expected to be done later
today to determine the cause of death. PC
Ballantyne of the Princes Town CID is con-
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 57-year-old retired police inspector was
killed in a vehicular accident on the Churchill
Roosevelt Highway yesterday.
Police said at around 9 am, Lynton Mc Intosh,
a father of two, of Boodram Street, Enterprise,
Chaguanas, was driving his taxi west along the
highway when it skidded and crashed into the
median separating the west and east bound lanes.
Two passengers in the vehicle, a mother and son,
were taken to Port-of-Spain General Hospital
where they are warded in serious condition.
Two other people who witnessed the accident
and sought to assist the injured were themselves
sent to hospital after another car slammed into
Police said an unidentified woman was about
to get out of her car when a gold pick up truck
skidded and collided with her vehicle. Abel Jackson,
who lives at Princes Street, San Fernando, was
also injured in that accident. Both were taken to
Port-of-Spain General Hospital where they are
warded in stable condition.
Arrive Alive said McIntosh is the 47th person
to die in a vehicular accident for the year.
A total of 141 people were arrested during police
exercises in the Southern Division over the weekend.
Police recovered a .22 Beretta with live rounds in
Pleasentville, while a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol
with 16 live rounds was seized in La Romaine, during
raids conducted between 6 am Thursday and 6 am
Police said 19 people were held for narcotics and
in connection with robberies and four men ages 22
to 25 were held in La Romaine and Pleasantville for
arms and ammunition. In addition, 36 illegal immi-
grants (three Columbian, 32 from the Dominican
Republic and one Guyanese) were detained; 14 people
were arrested and charged for driving under the influ-
ence and 50 were arrested on warrants.
The police also executed 447 stop and searches
and issued 97 traffic tickets in Moruga, Princes Town,
Ste Madeleine, Cocoyea, Pleasantville, Mon Repos,
Marabella, Gasparillo, Claxton Bay, San Fernando,
La Romaine and surrounding areas.
The exercises were supervised by Senior Supt Cecil
Santana, Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, ASP Gaffar
and CID officers. Insp Don Gajadhar of the Southern
Division Task Force, Sgt Vijay Ramdhanie and officers
from the Court and Process Division and Fraud Squad
were also part of the exercises.
girl's hanging death
Police arrest 141 in raids
killed in Father's
Cpl Ramkissoon of the Police Traffic Branch speaks with members of the public who visited a display booth at a Habitat for Humanity
event at the Queen's Park Savannah. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
SHOW AND TELL
Chaguanas police have detained a woman and
two men for a series of robberies in which the vic-
tims were stripped of their clothes. The trio were
held in the Central division during a police exercise.
They are suspected of picking up victims as pas-
sengers and robbing them of cash and valuables.
After the robberies, the victims are stripped and left
in deserted areas
Senior Supt Johnny Abraham spearheaded inves-
tigations. The suspects are due to be placed on iden-
tification parades later today.
Trio held for
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