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CoP to public: HELP US CATCH DANA'S KILLERS

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

FINDING senior counsel Dana Seetahal’s killers is now the number one priority for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

This evening, a press conference was held at the police headquarters, Edward Street, Port-of-Spain to update the public on the homicide investigation.

Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams expressed sympathies to Seetahal’s family and said the police will use all its resources to track down the perpetrators. He said not much information could be revealed in the early stages of the investigation.

Williams said: "We want to give the country the assurance that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is using all the resources internal and external to ensure that we treat with this investigation as a number one priority investigation for the organisation and with the clear intention of pursuing it so vigorously that we can bring the perpetrators to justice within the shortest period of time."

He said the investigative team comprised several police officers from various departments led by acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Wayne Dick and under the general supervision of Deputy Police Commissioner Glen Hackett.

Scientific and technological evidence such as video footage from closed-circuit television (CCTV) will be utilised if possible Williams said and the investigation will not be "boxed in".

Williams said citizens should not fear as there will be an increased police presence throughout the country.

"The TTPS will continue to provide high levels of visible active police presence across this entire nation with the clear intention of maintaining the safety and security of our citizens," Williams said.

The TTPS would provide additional security support to anyone if need be he said.

And Williams also called on the public to come forward with any information they may have.

He said citizens must stand up to criminals instead of allowing a small group of persons to control the rest of the country.

An appeal was made to the public for anyone who has information to call either Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS, hotline number 555 or 625-8234.
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