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Police probing reported abduction of six-year-old girl

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 9:43 AM
Phaedra Martin

Investigators are probing the circumstances under which six-year-old Phaedra Martin was reportedly abducted yesterday while in the company of her father in St Andrew.

Shim-Ron Martin says he was walking with his little girl along Ransford Avenue about 1:18 when two men, one armed with a knife approached him and sought to take Phaedra.

He said he had just picked her up from school.

“The one with the knife stabbed after me a couple times. I managed to wrestle with him and took the knife from him” explained Martin.

He said after the struggle, the men ran off with his daughter in the direction of a car and a bike.

“She was screaming out for her father and I couldn’t do anything. They gave me the impression that they had gun. Mi didn’t want to go after them and fail” added Martin.

Our news centre spoke with Martin a short while ago as he was about to speak with investigators at the Kingston-based Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Meanwhile, head of the St Andrew Central Police Division, Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey, says he has received a report about a child being abducted yesterday.

He says the matter is being investigated.