No arrest in former Linden footballer’s murder

first_imgAlmost three days after former national footballer Romel Edison Gomes was found dead in his Buck Hill, Linden shop, Police are yet to make an arrest.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden told Guyana Times on Wednesday that investigations were continuing with investigators depending on the assistance of persons in the community to identify the suspects.“Some people are helping us and so we are trying to build the profiles of the suspects with the aim of making arrests as soon as possible,” Commander Vanderhyden related.Meanwhile, following a post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning, State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh gave Gomes’ cause of death as gunshot injury to the head.The 32-year-old businessman was discovered unconscious in a pool of blood on Monday evening. He was at the time in his shop, which is attached to his Lot 53 Buck Hill, Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden home.Based on information received, Gomes was seen arguing with two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, before a loud explosion was heard.The two men were then seen fleeing in the victim’s Nissan Bluebird motor car bearing registration number PVV 2057. The 32-year-old businessman was subsequently discovered with a suspected gunshot wound to the head, his throat slit, his hands bound and mouth gagged.He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Detectives have since retrieved a blood-stained kitchen knife and a spent shell from the scene. The victim’s bedroom was also ransacked, but the Police were unable to determine whether the motive was robbery.Meanwhile, Gomes’ stolen motor car was found abandoned at One Mile Wismar on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Real Madrid advantage after sinking Bayern

first_imgBayern took the lead at the sold-out Allianz Arena through Joshua Kimmich, but Marcelo equalised just before the break.Despite Bayern dominating possession and creating plenty of chances, Madrid claimed a sixth straight win, dating back to 2012, over the Bavarians in the Champions League knockout stage.Real coach Zinedine Zidane pulled a surprise before kick-off by leaving both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema out of the starting line-up.Isco, who was replaced by Asensio at half-time, and Lucas Vazquez played either side of Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a subdued night up front in Munich.Real were poor in the first half, however a minute before the break they equalised through Marcelo’s fine strike. Photo/COURTESYThe Portuguese failed to add to his tally of 15 Champions League goals this season, being denied a second-half strike by an offside flag, which would have made it 3-1.James Rodriguez, who is on a two-year loan deal from Real, shone in Bayern’s midfield and found plenty of cracks in the Madrid defence.However, this just was not Bayern’s night.Both Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski went agonisingly close with a string of chances.The hosts suffered a blow with barely five minutes gone when Arjen Robben limped off to be replaced by Thiago Alcantara.Bayern changed their system with right-back Joshua Kimmich moving up to plug the space on the right wing, which sparked the opening goal.Marcelo made it 1-1, the left back’s finish from 25 yards high quality – a left footed strike into the far bottom corner of the goal. Photo/DAILY MAILWhen Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich played the ball down the right flank, James released Kimmich with a perfectly-timed pass in the 28th minute.The Germany international raced clear and caught out Keylor Navas at his near post to stun Real.Bayern suffered their second early injury blow when Jerome Boateng was replaced by Niklas Suele on 34 minutes — which is also bad news for Germany with the World Cup looming.Real had a left-off when Ribery went one-on-one with Navas, but stumbled at the crucial moment.Then from nothing, Marcelo conjured the equaliser on 44 minutes.Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid moved closer to a third straight Champions League title© AFP Christof STACWhen Dani Carvajal headed the ball across the edge of the box, it landed at Marcelo’s feet and was in Bayern’s net milliseconds later after a fierce left-footed shot.It was the Brazilian’s third Champions League goal this season after also scoring in the knock-out rounds against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.Real escaped again when Navas failed to hold a Lewandowski header just before the half-time whistle and the ball bobbled away to safety.It shows how far Bale and Benzema have dropped out of Zidane’s favour that Isco was replaced on the left wing by Asensio for the second half, but the move paid off.Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng hobbled off in the first half, with Bayern left desperately short of options© AFP GUENTER SCHIFFMANNRafinha lost the ball in midfield after a Bayern attack, and Vazquez sprinted clear and put Asensio into space to curl past Ulreich on 57 minutes.With 25 minutes left, Zidane threw on an extra attacker, as Benzema came on for injured right-back Carvajal.Moments later Bayern came within inches of an equaliser when Navas denied Mueller with a reflex save.In the final five minutes, Lewandowski beat Navas, but his floated shot flew just wide of the post to add to Bayern’s misery.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid put one foot in the Champions League final© AFP Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Apr 25 – Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.The 22-year-old came off the bench to finish a counter-attack and complete the holders’ comeback win, giving Real the advantage for the return game in Madrid next Tuesday.last_img read more