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Savanna-la-Mar lock-up escapee 'Tommy’ recaptured after two years on the run

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The police have recaptured another of the eight men who escaped from the Savanna-la-Mar Police Lock-up in Westmoreland just over two years ago. 

According to the police, 29-year-old Carlington Godfrey otherwise called ‘Tommy’, labourer, of Grange Hill, Westmoreland on Monday, July 10 during a special operation carried out by the St Ann’s Bay Police in Alexandria. 

Godfrey who escaped from police custody on Friday, June 19, 2015 was wanted for murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. 

Reports are that between the hours of 4:30 a.m., and 7 a.m., Godfrey was found in the company of a female in the community. Both were subsequently arrested. 

The police are also appealing to residents not to give safe haven to criminals, as it is an offence to harbour them.

Anyone with information that can assist the Police with their investigations and the recapturing of other escapees can contact the Police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.