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Teen commits suicide in police station

19-year-old Maurice Summer of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden was found hanging in his cell at the Mackenzie Police Station this afternoon (November 24).

According to police the deceased was arrested for the alleged wounding of his uncle Sylvester Cambridge, who was hospitalised and discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital earlier this month.

Summer was found during a routine visit by ranks, hanging from one of the cell’s grill bars with the jersey he was wearing. He was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex and was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the circumstances surrounding the teen’s death.

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