Var­swyk helped mas­sacre ac­cused es­cape from cops in Lin­den

Stabroek News Sunday - - WEEKEND MAGAZINE -

Mur­der ac­cused Uree Var­swyk, the Camp Street prison es­capee who was shot dead dur­ing a con­fronta­tion with Joint Ser­vices ranks last Thurs­day, used the train­ing he had ac­quired as a po­lice of­fi­cer to help Bar­tica mas­sacre con­vict Mark Roy­den Wil­liams es­cape, ac­cord­ing to As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Clifton Hicken.

Hicken made this dis­clo­sure yes­ter­day when asked for an up­date on the search for Wil­liams. “Var­swyk be­ing trained, when the ve­hi­cles re­sponded, brought down eva­sive fire, giv­ing Wil­liams cov­er­age,” he told re­porters, while adding that as the ranks were fo­cused on the threat, Wil­liams man­aged to flee. Var­swyk was shot dead min­utes be­fore mid­night on Thurs­day dur­ing a Joint Ser­vices oper­a­tion at Cen­tral Amelia’s Ward, Lin­den. An au­topsy re­vealed that Var­swyk died as a re­sult of shock and haem­or­rhage due to mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds.

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