Sun | Dec 4, 2016

Abducted UWI student found safe

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

While an entourage of security personnel gathered at Gordon House in downtown Kingston yesterday for the sitting of the Upper House, a few metres away, a 20-year-old student of the University of the West Indies (UWI) was abducted.

She was later found at Drax Hall in St Ann.

Commanding officer for the Kingston Central Police Division, Superintendent Michael Scott, said that at approximately 8:30 a.m. yesterday, the student was in a white Honda CRV parked outside St Aloysius Primary School on Duke Street.

Scott said that the girl's mother had parked the car outside the school's entrance and had taken two other children onto the school's compound when a man reportedly got into the vehicle and drove it off.

The car was intercepted in St Ann and the abductor has been arrested. Scott added that the student is doing well.

"From information I have gathered, nothing is wrong with the student. We have not been able to do our interviews with her just yet but information we gathered is that she is in perfect health and preparations are being made to take her home," he told The Gleaner.