….family pickets for justiceMore than two weeks after 30-year-old Shaheed Alli succumbed to injuries he received during an altercation at the Lusignan Prison earlier this month, Director of Prison Services Gladwyn Samuels on Tuesday said that investigations surrounding the inmate’s death are still ongoing.Dead: Shaheed Alli“Nothing is available as yet, I know the police is investigating, hopefully soon but at present there is nothing…the matter is being investigated since from the time of the incident,” the Director stated.On Tuesday, the parents and siblings of the now dead man held a picketing exercise in front of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where they called for justice for the deceased while holding placards.Speaking with this publication, father of the deceased, Roy Alli related that the perpetrators should not be that difficult to catch since the prison is under guard.Meanwhile, Director Samuels noted that the protest action taken by the family members will not change the pace of the ongoing investigations.Director of Prison Services Gladwyn Samuels“The reality is that the investigations follows certain steps or procedure…. the protest, I can understand family members being hurt, they would want to do such thing but I don’t see it changing the current pace of the investigations because it is receiving as much attention as possible” he underscored.Shaheed Alli was on remand for a murder charge at the Lusignan Prison.Reports are that at about 22:58h on April 2, Alli was in Bay One at the Lusignan Prison when several other prisoners began to beat him following a dispute.Alli was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a patient. However, on April 12, 2019, at about 20:50h he succumbed to his injuries.
A Donegal woman has slammed animal welfare authorities after they allowed an injured swan to die in her garden shed.Sparky the swanCaroline McGlynn pleaded with various animal welfare bodies to help the injured bird.Caroline’s father PJ Reilly rescued the swan after it hit a powerline in Burtonport, this week. Caroline put the swan, which they dubbed Sparky, into her garden shed and fed it.Over the next three days she rang at least four different animal welfare bodies pleading with them to help save the swan.Caroline revealed “I contacted a number of animal agencies and they said they would look into it.“I told them what had happened but that the bird was still drinking water but needed to be helped. “Unfortunately I didn’t get any help at all and the bird died three days later.Caroline Reilly-McGlynn who tried to save the bird.“The family were very upset and I can understand why.“We tried to help and save the poor creature but these so-called animal lovers didn’t even come out to try and help.“One particular person took the view that the swan was going to die anyway which I think is a disgrace.”So touched was Caroline’s dad PJ by the swan’s plight that he dug a whole in his own garden and buried it there with a plant on top of it. Caroline said the swans are regular visitors to her townland of Lackenagh.She has also revealed how Sparky’s grieving partner is still coming up to her father’s home closeby looking for the other bird.“It’s very sad to see it and my father is very upset by it all.“I don’t know for sure but the swan could have been saved if someone had bothered to take the time and come out and check it. “I always contribute to animal charities but this would certainly make me think twice in future if this is the kind of response they give to people,” she said.WOMAN BLASTS ANIMAL GROUPS AFTER SWAN LEFT TO DIE IN HER SHED was last modified: January 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:burtonportCaroline McGlynndeadISPCAswan