Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Escape bid foiled again


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ALERTNESS OF PRISON OFFICIALS and subsequent security measures put in place by police on Tuesday, appears to have foiled a planned escape bid by murder accused Dwayne Omar Alleyne.
Yesterday a senior police official confirmed to the WEEKEND NATION that faxed correspondence from Her Majesty’s Prisons, Dodds, St Philip to Holetown Police Station, indicated that during a security search warders discovered a letter in Alleyne’s possession, originating from outside the prison facility, that outlined plans for his escape either from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) or the precincts of the Holetown Magistrates’ Court.
The plan involved Alleyne feigning sickness and an attempt being made to free him at the QEH, or an armed siege at the St James court where an effort would have been made to free him during the ensuing melee.
“We acted immediately and put certain measures in place. These measures will continue but obviously wouldn’t be stated publicly. This is a development that we will be paying significant attention to,” the senior officer indicated.
Alleyne, 25, alias “Steppin”, of Maynards, St Peter, is remanded on a February 2008 murder charge.
This marks the second occasion that prison and police officials have had to deal with escape bids at the Holetown Police Station for the month.
On February 7, convicted criminals Mark Austin of Rock Hall, St Thomas, and Roger Carter of Lakes, St Andrew, made a dash for freedom, injuring a police constable in the process. However, they were quickly apprehended just outside the Holetown Court Complex. 
The two were facing sentencing for aggravated burglary committed at the residence of former Government minister Sir Richard Haynes.

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