Stabbing incident leaves one dead

A stabbing incident in the St Andrew area on the weekend has left one man dead.

Losing his life is 35-year old Bernard McIntosh of Paradise, St Andrew after an altercation with a 20-year old farmer.

Police investigators picked up a suspect but he was released from custody on Tuesday afternoon.

Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Police did so on the grounds that there is not sufficient evidence to lay a charge at this time on anyone.

McIntosh reportedly received a stab wound to his left side and abrasions to the back.

The District Medical Officer pronounced McIntosh dead on the spot in Paradise last Saturday night at around 8:30 p.m.

The official release issued by the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said, “Police are investigating the death of Bernard McIntosh, a 35 year old, Labourer of Paradise, St. Andrew, which occurred on Saturday 27th November, 2015 about 08:30p.m. McIntosh who allegedly was involved in an altercation with another resident was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem is scheduled to determine the actual cause of death. Meanwhile, a 20 year old male is currently in custody assisting the police with their investigation.”

The accused was taken to hospital for a medical check-up after receiving injuries as a result of the altercation.

THE NEW TODAY understands that McIntosh was known by villagers for his notorious behaviour and was believed to have been in an altercation with the accused days before the fatal incident.

An acquaintance of both the deceased and the 20-year old told this newspaper that the two were always at loggerheads with each other.

Speculation is rife that no one saw when the wound was inflicted on the deceased but eyewitnesses reported seeing Mc Intosh making stabbing gestures towards the man who was released from custody.

Information reaching this newspaper is that the deceased came into a shop to purchase a drink and started making stabbing gestures towards the one who was held earlier in police custody.

Police investigators are continuing to probe the fatal stabbing.

Meanwhile, the police force have started to look into the death of Keith Jones, a British national who is believed to be in his early 60s.

His body was found about 150 yards from his docked yacht at the Prickly Bay Marina around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Jones is believed to have fallen off his boat between the hours of 11.00 p.m. Friday night and 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The District Medical Officer pronounced the British national dead on the spot.

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