Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues

Ru­mours run ram­pant af­ter at­tempted mur­der charges dropped; al­leged vic­tim charged

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROS­ALYN ROY Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

PORT AUX BASQUES, NL – In the span of four days, Thomas Ka­vanagh was charged with at­tempted mur­der and then re­leased with all charges dropped.

Ac­cord­ing to an RCMP state­ment, the 54- year- old Deer Lake res­i­dent was ini­tially charged with stab­bing a 39-year-old Port aux Basques res­i­dent around 10 p. m. on Wed­nes­day, July 12.

By Sun­day, July 15 RCMP were search­ing the site of the al­leged at­tack, lo­cated in the East End Chan­nel area of town in an over­grown field near Shark Cove Suites. By Mon­day, July 17 Ka­vanagh was re­leased from cus­tody, the Crown hav­ing with­drawn all charges against him.

The ini­tial com­plainant was sub­se­quently charged with mis­chief. That same af­ter­noon RCMP once again searched the field, this time us­ing a metal de­tec­tor.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into what ac­tu­ally took place is on­go­ing.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

A han­dler and his dog searched a field not far from Shark Cove Suites on Sun­day, July 16.

J. R. ROY / SPE­CIAL TO THE GULF NEWS

RCMP searched the same field again us­ing a metal de­tec­tor on Mon­day, July 17.

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