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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into reports that pages of a police station’s diary, which mentioned a senior Government official in an ammunition matter last November, are now missing.
The issue surfaced  in the public domain on Wednesday night when former Minister of Health and Christ Church South MP?Dr Jerome Walcott at a Barbados Labour Party public meeting at Massiah Street, St John, claimed that the official recently visited a police station to retrieve “a bullet”.
Walcott also queried how the ammunition round got into the police custody and the circumstances surrounding how the matter was resolved.
WEEKEND NATION investigations have revealed that last November 4, the principal of a St Michael primary school reported to District “A” police that a round of ammunition had been found in the possession of a ten-year-old boy at the school.
The police report said the ammunition belonged to an official, whose identity WEEKEND NATION is withholding to protect the student.
When contacted yesterday, Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin said the issue was discussed at the force’s staff meeting and a probe had been ordered into the circumstances.
Asked about reports that the particular pages of the station diary had been removed, the police chief said: “The register [police station diary] is an official document and there are guidelines as to how this document is treated.
“It would indeed be an unwelcome development,” he added.

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