The murder of a 43-year-old barber has taken the murder toll for 2020 to 21. Dead is Julien Christopher Caleb. He was shot and died at Kingdom Avenue, Arima at around 8:10pm on Thursday.

Caleb, police say, was well known to them, having been charged with several offences inclusive of narcotics and firearm-related charges. The National Security Minister Stuart Young has urged citizens to be mindful of their activities and where they venture, at this time. His statement came in the wake of the kidnapping of two doctors in the San Fernando area, earlier this week. One of the doctors, Dr Rudradeva Sharm died when the vehicle the perpetrators had been driving, crashed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway. One of the assailants died at hospital, from injuries sustained.

Two other men are expected to be charged with murder.