Kidnapped T&T woman escapes

(Trinidad Express) Kidnap victim Christine Williams escaped her abductor last night.

Williams made her dash for freedom after she was allowed to use an outdoor toilet—and ran straight home.

Her mother, Beulah John, said last night that her daughter was taken to the police and later for a medical examination. Police are still hunting for her attacker.

Williams, 21, the mother of Iyoka, five, and Sapphire Williams, three, was abducted on Saturday morning in the presence of her children at their home at First Trace, Tunapuna.

Earlier yesterday, a police officer, who was among a contingent of officers searching for Williams, fell ill miles into a forest in Tunapuna and had to be airlifted from the area.

The officer, who has been identified as PC Perez of the Inter-Agency Task Force, up to late yesterday was at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope, where he was being kept for observation.

A helicopter was dispatched and the officer, who appeared disoriented and weak, was taken to hospital, where he was treated by doctors.

His blood and sugar levels had dropped, but up to late yesterday his condition had improved.

Close to 50 officers from the Northern Division Task Force, CID, Anti-Kidnapping Squad and other law-enforcement agencies, combed the forest in search of Williams and her kidnapper yesterday.

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