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Security breach at Chief Justice’s home triggers high-level police visit

Security breach at Chief Justice's home triggers high-level police visit

Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and head of police Administration Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus leaving the home of Chief Justice Roxane George in Eccles, East Bank Demerara on Wednesday night.

A high-level police team from the Guyana Police Force headed by Assistant Commissioner Operations Clifton Hicken along with Senior Superintendent Administration Calvin Brutus and Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum this evening visited the home of Chief Justice acting Roxane George. This is following the security breach at her home earlier Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking with Big Smith News Watch on site this evening, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum said that the Major Crimes Unit of the force will be taking over the investigation as the police seeks try to ascertain what triggered the breach of security.

Police who were also present at the location Wednesday night

The investigations will be spearheaded by the Major Crimes Investigation Unit Blanhum explained “we have ranks on the scene , they have already interviewed the two police ranks who were on the scene when four suspects, two of whom entered the Chief Justice’s yard and held the guard at gunpoint,” the Crime Chief went on to explain, “the guard raised an alarm and her colleague went to her assistance, during which the two suspects fled the yard and in the process the suspect who was armed dropped the weapon”.

Blanhum said that the police gave chase and two men and two police who were also in the area on patrol give chase but the suspects managed to escape. Blanhum confirmed that the weapon the men showed up at the Chief justice’s home with was indeed an air pistol.

The Chief Justice is expected to hold case management hearing into the election petition which was filed by the A Partnership For National Unity and Alliance for Change Coalition at 13:30hrs on Thursday.

The Government, People’s Progressive Party Civic and the APNU+AFC have all issued statements condemning the developments which took place at the senior judicial officer’s residence.