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Police say the driver of this car can help solve the crime

As police hunt for the suspects involved in the rape and attempted murder of a Venezuelan teenager in south Trinidad on Tuesday, some people have stepped forward to help the victim.

The Express has been contacted by people willing to donate.

On social media, there is also a nationwide attempt to find a vehicle linked to attack.

The country recoiled in horror after the Express reported the news that police had found the 18-year-old roadside off the M-2 Ring Road near Debe on Friday afternoon.

Her tee shirt was drenched in blood and she had been slashed multiple times.

But the teenager was coherent enough to tell the police what had happened.

At around midday, the woman, an empadana vendor, stepped into a Honda City, registration PDU, in Fyzabad. There were two men in the vehicle.

The girl assumed the car was a PH taxi and she would be taken home.

Instead, she was blind folded and tied up, and taken to a dirt road off the M-2 Ring Road where she was violated and robbed.

She was stabbed multiple times, including her neck, before being pushed from the vehicle.

Officers of the Emergency Response Patrol found her.

She was listed in a critical but stable condition last night.

Corporal Thomas of the Fyzabad CID is investigating the case.

It centres around finding the Honda City, since CCTV footage has emerged showing the girl getting int the car.

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