Know your laws: Kidnapping

“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.





(1)     If a person without lawful excuse, proof of which lies on him or her takes or carries away another person by force or deception without the consent of that person he or she commits the offence of kidnapping and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 20 years.

(2)     A person who knowing that an offence under subsection (1) has been committed in respect of another person assists or encourages the execution of the intent with which the offence was committed, also commits that offence.

(3)     It is no defense to show that the person so kidnapped did not resist unless it appears that the kidnapping was not caused by threats or force.


“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

1 Comment

  1. not impressed
    September 26, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Mmmm yes, we are still waiting for the police to do something about our kidnapping 2 years ago. Reduit boys are not to be touched!! They can just do what they want. everybody knows who they are and what they do, but nothing gets done about it.
    So more of us are living in hiding and that is how the cooky crumbles!