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Oct 4, 2018

An Alleged Abduction Attempt is Foiled in Orange Walk District

Joseph Myvett

A pair of minors in Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk District reported an incident to police in which they were being pursued by two unknown individuals.  An eight-year-old girl and a fifteen-year-old were both walking home on Plum Street when they observed someone following them.  Frightened, they both took off running, only to realize that another individual had been hiding in a clump of bushes nearby.  While neither of the two girls were taken or assaulted, Orange Walk police have launched an investigation into the incident.  Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett shares more details.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“I want to start first by referring to an incident in Trial Farm where the police received a report from an eight-year-old.  According to the report, an eight-year-old female was accompanied by an eight-year-old on Tuesday evening, walking in Trial Farm Village on Plum Street towards their home when they observed someone walking behind them.  A male person of Hispanic descent was walking behind them.  As a result, they got scared and ran off towards their home which in the process they observed another person who was closer to their home inside the bushes.  Police did launch an investigation into this matter and so far a statement was recorded from the eight-year-old in the presence of her mother.  I must say that it is a good thing that the children were alert, but the investigation has not disclosed any offense committed as at no point were these children approached by either of those persons.  However, the matter is still being looked at in an effort to try and identify who this person was that was walking behind them.”

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