TTPS provides counselling in murder/suicide case

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TTPS provides counselling in murder/suicide case

The Victim and Witness Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has intervened in the murder/suicide case in San Fernando.

The Unit strongly condemned the incident in which ADEINA ALLEYNE, 35, was chopped to death by her common-law husband,
DWIGHT WALDROF, who later committed suicide yesterday.

Following the tragedy, the TTPS said through its Victim and Witness Support Unit (VWSU), initiated an intervention with the surviving relatives and neighbours of the deceased persons with the aim of providing counselling and critical incident stress debriefings.

A Team Lead of the Southern Division VWSU, Bernadette Sealy, VWSU officer, Ayanna Phillip, and officers attached to the San Fernando Police Station met with the relatives and neighbours of the deceased couple in the community of Lady Hailes Avenue, Embacadere, San Fernando.

The VWSU team will maintain close contact with the family and provide further intervention during the difficult period ahead as the Unit fulfils its mandate of delivering support to victims and witnesses impacted by these brutal and ill-fated circumstances.
This intervention is also expected to see a collaboration with the National Family Services Division and Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

The TTPS encourages anyone who may be experiencing any form of violence and/or threats to reach out for professional help through the TTPS’ Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU). The TTPS also stresses the need for members of the communities who may see something to say something as we all do our part to reduce the likelihood of persons falling victim to Gender-Based Violence.