Teen prisoner out of Gov’t hospital

Remanded to Eagle House

A 16-year-old boy who was injured during a fire at the George Town Police Station last week has been released from hospital.

However, he was immediately taken back into custody at Cayman’s juvenile remand facility.

“The injured prisoner has been discharged from hospital and is remanded to Eagle House in connection with a separate matter,” a Royal Cayman Islands Police spokesperson said.

The teen, who was the only prisoner inside the cell area at the police station when flames broke out there Wednesday morning, 9 May, received burns to his face and also suffered smoke inhalation.

Police have never stated what caused the fire, which sent smoke billowing throughout the facility and forced the evacuation of about three dozen people.

The police station reopened on Friday. Between mid-Wednesday and early Friday, police officers operated partly out of headquarters at Elizabethan Square and partly out of the old driver’s licensing office next door to the station.

A total of ten police officers went to hospital in the wake of the 9 May fire, one complaining of smoke inhalation and the others with general illness. All of them have since been released.

“The injured prisoner has been discharged from hospital and is remanded to Eagle House in connection with a separate matter.”

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