Trinidad Express / AN EIGHT year old boy was beaten to death with a piece of iron yesterday, police said.

Little Ishmeel Phillips, of Ryedale Avenue, Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, could not be revived after the beating and died at hospital.

He was taken to hospital by a police officer, his neighbour, who intervened when the boy was being beaten.

The child’s mother called the police officer after the boy collapsed and was unresponsive.

He was beaten on his face, head, back, abdomen and limbs.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. at the child’s home.

The suspect, who is in a wheelchair, has been detained.

The child’s mother is also being questioned by police officers.

An autopsy is expected to be done on Wednesday.


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