Soufriere Bar Owner, Others Held In Probe Into Attack On Police

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Police have arrested a Soufriere bar owner and some ten other people as they continue a probe into an attack on officers Sunday night.

And they say they plan to arrest even more individuals.

A law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the bar owner appeared not to have a liquor licence.

As a result, officers seized the bar’s alcohol.

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The action on Monday came hard on the heels of an ultimatum issued by Police Commissioner, Milton Desir.

Desir urged anyone involved in pelting the police with stones and bottles to surrender to the Soufriere police station by midday on Tuesday, March 9.

“Don’t let the police come for you,” was his warning.

Sunday night’s missile throwers damaged a police vehicle.

Officers went to a bar at Baron’s Drive, Soufriere, to investigate a report that there was an after curfew ‘carnival like’ event there.

But the Police Commissioner told a news conference Monday that people disregarded the officers.

And Desir told reporters that because the law breakers started hurling missiles, the police had to take cover.

“There will be no tolerance for lawlessness in Saint Lucia,” he asserted.

Desir disclosed that the Soufriere incident occurred at 8.00 pm – one hour after the 7.00 pm curfew.

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