8 year old with slashed throat hospitalized

An 8 year old girl, who was found with her throat slashed, is battling for life in hospital, after undergoing emergency surgery on Thursday night.

Police stated that based on preliminary reports the child went missing from a school in St. Catherine, on Thursday afternoon.

Head of the St. Andrew Central Police, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth told Irie Fm news, that the girl was found by a passing motorist, along Roosevelt Avenue in St Andrew, hours later.

Meantime, head of the St Catherine South Police, Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips said the girl’s relatives are traumatised by the incident, and are getting counselling support, from the community safety and security team.

SSP Phillips said St Catherine investigators are assisting colleagues in St Andrew with the probe into the abduction of the child.


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