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Eight-year-old abducted in Portmore, throat slashed

By Prince Moore  

The police are trying to determine the circumstances which led to the abduction and attempted murder of an eight-year-old girl.

She was abducted from Braeton Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine on Thursday afternoon.

Reports are that the girl's throat was slashed and she was thrown from a vehicle along Roosevelt Avenue in the St. Andrew Central police division.

Investigators say the child was seen walking along the busy thoroughfare.

She bumped into a vehicle and the driver made inquiries.

The motorist realised that the girl had a wound to her neck and rushed her to the Bustamante Hospital for Children where she underwent surgery.  

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison described the attack on the child as horrendous.

She has called for a speedy investigation into the matter.

"At this point, I think we are all focused on the little girl and how traumatising this must be for her and her family, and really just to see if we can use this as an opportunity to appeal to anyone who saw anything, heard anything, to see if they can help us put the pieces of the puzzle together," she said.