Beetham

Man found dead, partially submerged in Beetham drain

A 46-year-old man was beaten to death and left partially submerged in a drain filled with water, in an area known as Hell Yard in Beetham on Thursday.

However, an autopsy is expected to confirm the actual cause of death.

According to a police report, at about 3.30 pm yesterday, Paul Timothy Adams—who was popularly known as "Speedy"—was found partially submerged face down in a water-filled drain at 13th street.

Police described Adams as a drug addict and believed that the circumstances surrounding his death were drug-related.

Investigations are continuing.

Beetham rush hour shooting victim critical

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied Dwayne King as the man who was shot dur­ing rush hour traf­fic along the Beetham High­way ear­li­er to­day.

King was at­tacked just around 8.30 am by two masked men armed with high-pow­ered weapons near the fly­over at Na­tion­al Pe­tro­le­um. He was dri­ving his sil­ver Nis­san Ti­i­da along the west­bound lane of the high­way at the time.

The gun­men fled the scene in their ve­hi­cle in the chaos which en­sued, hit­ting oth­er ve­hi­cles as they weaved through traf­fic and used the high­way's shoul­der to es­cape.

Hinds files police report into Beetham wetting incident

Laventille West MP and acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds has filed a police report about yesterday's incident in Beetham Gardens and police have launched an immediate investigation.

Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman confirmed to CNC3 that MP Hinds made an official report about the incident to the police.

While touring flood-stricken Beetham Gardens, water was thrown on Hinds and Councilor Akil Audian, prompting them to flee.

Hinds was seen leaving the Besson Street Police Station this morning.

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