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"Thief a wine" is assault

"Thief a wine" is assault
11 Jan

In Trinidad and Tobago, with the Carnival season now in full swing revelers have been told that if they plan to gyrate on others they can be arrested for assault if the person they want to "thief a wine on" decides to engage the police.

Public information officer of the police service, Assistant Superintendent, Michael Jackman stressed that any physical touching where there is no consent with one of the parties involved is in fact unlawful and can be deemed an assault.

Jackman also revealed there has been a major decrease in criminal activity during the Carnival period.

Last year, there was a 33 per cent decrease in serious crimes reported compared to the year before.

Since 2012, there has been an 87 per cent decrease in serious crimes during the Carnival period.

He called on both locals and foreigners to be vigilant.

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