Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-08-10 06:02

Newborn baby dumped in bin: Verulam

A FULLY developed female foetus was discovered inside a bin on Todd Street in the CBD on Monday 24 July.

At approximately 12.40pm a member of Reaction Unit South Africa was flagged down by a vendor who requested assistance after a homeless person had discovered the remains of the child while searching for food near a vacant plot. Upon investigation the foetus and the placenta was found covered in dirt inside the municipal bin.
The umbilical cord was wrapped around the child’s neck. A group of onlookers gathered at scene and expressed their anger at the selfless act by the mother.

According to information received the child was prematurely delivered by one of several prostitutes who work in the Verulam area and were pregnant.

Mutilated body found: Tongaat

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa recovered a headless body near the R102 - Tongaat on Tuesday 25July.

At approximately 11.30am reaction officers in Tongaat received information that a body was lying near a sports ground.
The officer searched the area a found the partly clad body under some branches.
Upon closer inspection the reaction officer found the head and left leg had been removed and the chest had also been cut open.
It could not be confirmed if the organs had been removed. The sex and race of the victim could not be immediately established.

Female assaults boyfriend then burns home: Verulam

At approximately 1.53am on 29 July members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Xolani Myela Road in Waterloo after receiving reports of a house on fire.
Upon arrival it was established that the fire was started by a woman after a domestic dispute. It is alleged she had assaulted her boyfriend during an argument. He lost consciousness when the woman decided to set the house on fire before fleeing the scene.
When the man awoke he found the house engulfed in flames. Residents in the vicinity went to his aid after hearing him screaming for help. The fire was extinguished by members of the community who gathered at the scene. The man was not injured.

Biker injured in collision: Ottawa
At approximately 1.18pm on 31 July members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the south-bound lane of the R102 at the Ottawa intersection in Verulam after receiving reports of a collision involving a light motor vehicle and a motorbike.
Upon arrival a Hyundai i10 and a Yamaha delivery bike were found to be involved in the collision.
The 31-year-old biker sustained moderate injuries. He was stabilised on scene by paramedics before being transported to St Augustine Hospital.
The driver of the Hyundai i10 was not injured. It is alleged that the Hyundai I10 was turning into Kissoon Road from the R102 when the biker, who was travelling in the direction of Phoenix, crashed into it.

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