The legal fraternity has reacted to the sudden death of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC.
Leacock passed away last night in the United States following surgery.
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite confirmed to Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the DPP, who was in his late 50s, had died.
Reacting to the news, President of the Bar Association of Barbados Liesel Weekes said Leacock’s passing was a great loss to the legal profession.
“We mourn the sudden passing of the DPP. We found out this afternoon that he had passed. The profession is losing one its more senior and eminent practitioners,” said Weekes.
She noted that Leacock had been a servant of the people for more than 20 years.
“He certainly will be missed in the profession, in his department . . . . Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family in their time of loss,” she added.
The Bar President said a fuller statement will be released later this week.
The DPP leaves to mourn his wife Betty June and two children.