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Man remains in custody on suspicion of attempted murder on a child

A three-year-old child remains in stable condition (22 November) and a man remains in custody on suspicion of attempted murder after police said they received reports the child was possibly buried alive at a Bodden Town residence. The incident happened just after 6:00 pm Wednesday (21 November) evening at the residence in Twig Drive.

Police said they were contacted by a member of the public who said they needed to come immediately as a child had possibly been buried alive.

Bodden Town police officers were the first on the scene at the Bodden Town residence after receiving reports of a child being buried alive there.

The RCIPS said upon reaching the home, they recovered a 3-year-old child who was having difficulty breathing, with ambulances on en route the officers opted to take the child in the police vehicle to meet emergency personnel half way in Savannah.

The RCIPS said a Firearms Response Unit with a trained tactical medical officer and medical equipment met the Bodden Town officers Savannah, giving the child oxygen until the ambulance arrived.

Emergency Services then transported the child to the Cayman Islands hospital for further medical treatment.

As news of the incident broke Wednesday here at Cayman 27 viewers expressed their shock and sent prayers for the child’s recovery.

Cayman 27 reached out to residents in the area for comment on the incident, but they declined to speak on camera.

A 26-year-old Bodden Town man is currently in police custody following this incident.

Since this incident involves a minor as a matter of policy Cayman 27 will not be naming the suspect in this case.

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Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell jr.

Seaford Russell Jr. joined Cayman 27 in the spring of 2018. He started off as a part-time photographer but thanks to his hard-work, dedication and eye for photography, he was offered a full-time position as a reporter trainee. Seaford is committed to bringing the people of Cayman informative and balanced news about what’s happening in the community.

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