The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) says it is currently investigating an incident which saw a Berbice teen being detained by Police for four days last week after an allegation was levelled against her.Concerns were raised by several stakeholders after reports surfaced in the media that a 16-year-old girl, who hailed from Corentyne, Berbice, was locked up in a police station way beyond the 72-hour detention period after being accused of simple larceny.CCPA Director Ann GreeneCCPA Director Ann Greene confirmed on Wednesday that the report on the matter was being prepared as the Agency’s probe continued into the unfortunate incident.Greene, who appeared tight-lipped, said that she would need to receive and review the report before she could disclose any information on the issue.Meanwhile, B Division (Berbice) Commander Lyndon Alves told Guyana Times that a file on the incident has been prepared and will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.The teen’s mother, Radikha Udho, related that her daughter was asked to assist an elderly woman from their village. After the teen left, the woman claimed that she could not find her US green card and several other items.Udho recalled that it was while she was at the market that she received a call stating that she needed to visit the Number 51 Police Station after the elderly woman had made a report about the missing items and was accusing her daughter of theft.Udho was requested to take her daughter to the Number 51 Police Station the following Friday, to make a statement, but the teen was subsequently locked up for four days.Further complications arose as the teen was initially placed on $100,000 bail. A senior rank of B Division had stated that the bail that had been set was too excessive and given the circumstances, the officer could have used his discretion. After much deliberation about the excessive amount, the station bail was reduced to $50,000.The officer also mentioned that the matter could have been dealt with differently; he added that if it was necessary that the teenager had to be locked up, it could have been done without her being held for such a long period.
One of the most thrilling climaxes to an English County Championship saw Middlesex prevail in a three-way fight for the title on the final day of the season, denying Australian Jason Gillespie a third straight crown to end his spell as Yorkshire coach.Toby Roland-Jones completed a hat-trick to clinch Middlesex a 61-run victory over Yorkshire in a winner-takes-all match at Lord’s on Friday. Set 240 to win off 40 overs following a Middlesex declaration, Yorkshire was dismissed for 178 off 35.2 overs as late-afternoon shadows fell at the Home of Cricket.Middlesex finished the 16-game season unbeaten and became English champions for the first time since 1993. Somerset would have won a first title in its history had the Middlesex-Yorkshire game finished as a draw, and all three possible results were realistically on with half an hour left at Lord’s.Having seen their team clinch victory in its final game on Thursday, Somerset’s supporters watched from the County Ground in Taunton as their title rivals conspired to ensure the championship would likely be decided at Lord’s.”We bounced some ideas around about what’s a reasonable chase,” Gillespie said, about the negotiations between Middlesex and Yorkshire regarding the size of Yorkshire’s final-day target. “There was toing and froing, all sorts of numbers being thrown around there … It was a fantastic afternoon of cricket.”Gillespie is returning Down Under to be with his family and continue his coaching role at Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash.The former Australia paceman took over as Yorkshire coach in 2011, leading the team out of the second division and to back-to-back English titles to extend its national-record haul to 33.advertisementHe came within a whisker of a third, only for Roland-Jones to finish Yorkshire with three wickets from his final three balls, completing his 10-wicket haul in the process.”I think I’ve lost about three years of my life,” said Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser, a former England bowler who was in the last Middlesex team to win the county championship title.