An 18-year-old woman was beaten so severely in Tobago, that she is expected to be flown out to the Port of Spain General Hospital for further treatment.

Police said that Alia Amoroso, who attends the Civilian Conservation Corps, was last seen in a good condition at about 6a.m. on Tuesday, when she was asleep at her home along Barten Drive, Bon Accord.

When relatives returned to the house at about 9am on the same day, the noticed something was amiss when the front door was found ajar.

Upon going inside, Amoroso was found lying on her bed in a pool of blood.

The injured woman had wounds to her face.

The police and emergency health services were immediately notified and she was rushed to the Scarborough General Hospital where she was medically examined.

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She was found to be bleeding from her brain.

The teenager also suffered injuries to her eardrum, left eye, and a fractured jaw.

However, the injuries were deemed so severe that doctors ordered Amoroso to be transferred to the General Hospital for better treatment.

Up to this morning she was said to still be warded in serious condition.


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