A POINT Fortin sanitation worker was shot dead while he slept in his home early Tuesday.

Hayden Critchlow, also known as George, was struck with a bullet to the head at his home at Chin Kit Trace Extension, Cap-de-Ville.

Critchlow, 50, screamed out in pain around 1 a.m. and his body found around 6.25 a.m. when Critchlow's neighbour observed the front door to his house open.

The neighbour found Critchlow lying face down on the floor in the living room area with a wound to the back of his head and contacted police.

Officers responded retrieved a projectile from the floor of living room near the body.

Investigators were told that around 1.15 a.m. one of Critchlow's neighbours heard several gunshots, then Critchlow cried out as if in pain.

Critchlow lived alone, police were told.

Officers said there was no motive as yet for the killing.

Responding were ASP Abbott, Insp Nemai, and Jones, Sgt Stephen-James, Cpls Deo and Forbes, WPC Bickram and others.

Cpl Deo of Homicide Region III is investigating.


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This climbing backlog is as a result of a shortage of ballistics examiners and lack of space which has resulted in delayed legal proceedings.

Last month, two arms of the Ministry of National Security—the National Forensic Science Centre (NFSC) and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)—collaborated to launch a training programme, entitled Firearm and Toolmark Examiner Training, at the Police Training Academy in St James.

TRINIDAD and Tobago nationals stuck abroad have become so desperate to return home that some have attempted to bribe staff at the Ministry of National Security to get preferential treatment in the exemption process.

Now, National Security Minister Stuart Young is warning that this will not be tolerated and anyone attempting to bribe his/her way back to T&T will be reported to the police.

Young was speaking during the Ministry of Health’s virtual news conference yesterday, where he revealed that ministry staff have been offered bribes.

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Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh gave this advice yesterday, as he urged political parties and candidates to adhere to the public health regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as they embark on their pre-election campaigning.

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