Residents in Layou are being reassured that law enforcement authorities are doing all in its
power to ensure their safety.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Trevor Bailey during a press conference on Monday said
that there was an upsurge in criminal activity in the Layou district which is of concern to the
“The Commissioner of Police would have met with his executive and Gazetted officers and
certain measures have been implemented with immediate effect in the Layou District,” ACP
“The persons in Layou, the citizens in Layou could be comforted to know that the police will
not walk away, we will be relentless. We will as far as humanly possible perform our duties to
ensure that the public peace is maintained,” he continued.
He added that the police will be seen and that although there may be times when they may be
inconvenienced, residents ought to be assured that this inconvenience is in their best interest.
ACP Bailey admitted that there had been a fall off in the relationship between the police and
the residents of the Central Leeward community, but they remained committed to improving
His comments came one day after Tambu Patrick was gunned down in Layou, bringing the
homicide count to 47 for the year.
According to ACP Bailey, police responded to reports of gunshots being heard in the Rutland
Vale area and discovered the body of 39-year-old Patrick which had multiple bullet wounds
about the body.
He said that the investigations were ongoing and that up to Monday, two persons were in
custody assisting police in that investigation.
Tambu Patrick’s death is the second in weeks in that community, following on the shooting
death of 33-year-old Delano ‘Smokes’ Patrick on October 15.
Information received indicate that Patrick was on his way home when he was accosted by an
assailant(s) and shot multiple times about the body before being taken to the Milton Cato
Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.