Gunmen yesterday ambushed and shot a police constable in his forearm in the Morvant area. Injuries suffered by PC Smith have however been described as non life threatening.

The scenario unfolded at around 3:15pm at McKai Lands, Lady Young Road. The officer was reportedly driving a marked police vehicle when he was stopped and informed that gunmen had been hiding in some bushes in a road off McKai Lands. He reportedly came out of the vehicle to investigated but was subsequently greeted with gunshots being fired at him.

PC Smith returned fire with his service pistol but his attackers managed to flee.

Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) responded to the scene and took Smith to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital for treatment. Anyone with information that could lead to the capture and arrest of these criminals, is asked to cal 809-TIPS.