Inmate seriously ill-treated at Point Blanche prison

The Detective Department is presently investigating the serious ill-treatment of an inmate at the Point Blanche Prison which took place on Thursday at approximately 03.30 p.m. The call came into the Emergency Dispatch requesting paramedics to come on the scene to give First Aid to the victim. The victim was treated on the scene and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The Detective Department and the Forensic Department were also informed of the incident and investigators were sent to the scene to speak to potential witnesses and collect evidence. Additional information will be provided to media a soon a it becomes available.