Joycelyn Bailey says her missing son George Bailey was last seen in the company of a man who was deported. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)
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A Barbadian man who police in England referred to as “evil” is now attracting the attention of detectives investigating deaths of at least two people since he was deported to his land of birth.
The 58-year-old man, who is presently on remand at Dodds Prison in connection with a gruesome murder, was deported to Barbados in 2015 after serving 20 years in prison for brutally stabbing another man to death, in what Essex police described as a “bizarre killing”.
In 1993, he stabbed the man several times in the throat and chest, stomped on his head, stripped him from the waist down, threw mud on his face and then placed two daffodils at either side of his head. At his trial a year later the judge told him: “You are plainly an extremely dangerous man. I will recommend to the Home Secretary that you are imprisoned for many, many years.”
He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
Essex police also suspected that he was responsible for the death of a 16-year-old girl who died after teeth were physically ripped out of her mouth. However, he was never charged because the girl succumbed to her injuries.
After serving 20 years in prison, the man who left Barbados when he was ten years old with his mother to reside in England was deported here.
Now it is emerging that police suspect that he was involved in last year’s disappearance of St John resident George Bailey, while relatives believe he may also be responsible for the death of his uncle.
A senior police official told the Sunday Sun that the deportee was picked up and interrogated after Bailey went missing, but pointed out that without a body, they were forced to release him.
However, some St John residents, including Bailey’s mother Joycelyn Bailey, said they always suspected the deportee was responsible for the disappearance of George who was his neighbour.
In an interview with this newspaper, Bailey said when her son disappeared on October 19, the last person he was seen with was the deportee.
The woman said the day after her son went missing the deportee brought home her son’s car.
“He said he found it in a cart road in Clifton Hall, she recalled.
She added that the deportee also told her that her son owed him $300.
She remembered him living in the St John village before his family relocated to England.
Bailey also recalled the man telling her that he was deported for killing a 16 year-old girl.
“He tell me if he ever do anything he would never talk and they would never find the person,” she said.
Meanwhile, a man who is related to the deportee said he also suspected that he was responsible for his uncle’s death.
The Sunday Sun sought to find out from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs what was the procedure in relation to persons deported to Barbados but up to press time no response was forthcoming. Police recentlyreported that they kept a database of all deportees.