(CMR) A 27-year-old-man of George Town has been extradited from the United Kingdom (UK) to the Cayman Islands to be charged and attend court regarding a fatal collision on 2 September 2019 in Bodden Town, resulting in the death of 29-year-old Giovani Berry.
Levar Wood, who was originally arrested on 2 September 2019 on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was subsequently bailed and purportedly left the Cayman Islands for medical treatment on 13 January 2020 but had not returned.
The RCIPS said investigations recently revealed that he had fled to the UK and had been living there ever since. After communicating with UK law enforcement, the RCIPS was granted legal assistance to have him extradited to the Cayman Islands.
He arrived on island yesterday, 25 August, and was immediately charged by the police with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving. He is currently in custody pending his court appearance today, 26 August.
“As part of our policing priorities to relentlessly tackle the perpetrators of crime, we have done all we could to ensure that the offender, in this case, is brought to justice,” says Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown, “On behalf of the RCIPS, I would like to thank the UK NCA Extradition Unit for their assistance in locating and returning this man.”