Police investigate second murder for 2017

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ANGUILLA – The Royal Anguilla Police Force is investigating what is being treated as a murder in the death of 67-year-old Lawrence Antonio Brooks, formerly of Blowing Point. He was also known as “Dapper” and “Tapuss.”

On Sunday, June 25, at about 7:30am police responded to a report of the body of an adult male that was discovered lying in the surf at Rendezvous Bay in the area of the Dune Preserve. The body of the man was later identified as that of Brooks.

As Police continue their investigation into this murder, they are appealing to anyone who may have seen Brooks, who was well-known, from any time on Friday, June 23, around 6:30pm until Saturday midnight, June 24, to contact the Valley Police Station with this information at phone number 497-2333. Persons can ask for the Major Crime Unit or speak to any Police Officer of their choice.

Additional information can be sent via the RAPF Tips secure website, by logging on to www.gov.ai/911, in order that those responsible for his death can be held to account for their actions.

The Commissioner of Police and members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force extended sympathy to the grieving family and friends of the deceased. A Family Liaison Officer (FLO) has been assigned to the family during this difficult time.