Interpol detectives assist Seychelles police to investigate Andy Laurence’s death
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles police has confirmed that three Interpol detectives are currently in the country working together with the local law enforcement authorities as efforts continue to “exhaustively investigate all avenues relating to the death of Andy Laurence" in April this year.
“The Interpol detectives have been visiting the crime scene on Praslin, cross - examining the gathered evidence and also meeting with persons who had been questioned after the reported incident, as they carry out their detailed police work in the matter,” reads the police statement issued this afternoon.
“With work still in progress, members of the Interpol team will prior to their departure give an assessment on the case based on their findings and criminal analysis to the Commissioner of Police, as the investigation continues.”
Andy Laurence, a 24 year old Seychellois resident of Cote D’or, on the second most populated Seychelles island of Praslin was found unconscious and injured by the roadside in the early hours of April 6, 2014.
Laurence who was flown to the main island of Mahé for urgent medical care died in the Intensive Care Unit, of the Seychelles Hospital later that day.
Giving an update on the case last month the Seychelles police said evidence collected at the time suggested that Laurence had been run over by a vehicle and announced that they plan to enlist the help of a foreign expert to advise and assist the local police team investigation.
The Seychelles police Commissioner Ernest Quatre at the request of Joel Morgan, the archipelago’s Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, also responsible for the police, contacted the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France to seek further assistance to investigate the tragic death.
A criminal investigator from the Kenyan Police has also left the country after spending a number of days working alongside the Interpol team to carry out their investigation, the statement concludes.