TRINIDAD – Media workers attacked, probe ordered

Guardian Media photographer Kristian De Silva displays his camera, smashed during an attack on him on Friday at Nazim Avenue, San ­Francique Road, Penal, in front of A&V Gas & Oil.

Acting Commissioner of Police Harold Phillip has ordered an investigation into an allegation that a police officer assaulted a media worker.

The Police Service Commission announced on Twitter: “Ag CoP Harold Phillip orders an investigation into an allegation a police officer assaulted a media worker.

“ASP Ruthven Hunte will carry out the investigation under the supervision of ACP Anthony Bucchan of the Professional Standards Bureau.”

Penal police are also investigating three sepa­rate attacks against media workers pursuing the “fake oil” fiasco involving A&V Oil and Gas Company.

A report is to be filed at the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) as a senior police officer was allegedly involved in one of the attacks.

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