‘Abuser’ shown in viral video arrested in South Trinidad

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    Police have arrested the man seen in a viral video threatening and abusing a woman.

    The 31 year old Debe man was held around 2:30pm today at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.

    The arrest follows moves by the Police Commissioner to launch a probe into the matter, following the information shown in social media posts.

    The victim is a 19 year old Venezuelan national, who is reportedly the suspect’s girlfriend.

    She is said to be warded at hospital in a stable condition.

    Eight Venezuelan nationals, four males and four females, who are in the country illegally were found in the house at the time of the exercise and also arrested.

    The Police Service has thanked the public for utilizing social media to bring crimes and criminal activities to its attention, for swift and immediate action.