February 23, 2016

The St Catherine North police have launched an investigation into an incident involving a member of the Jamaica Labour Party hierarchy who was punched in his mouth over the weekend.

The person being investigated for committing the act is Hyman Smith, former councillor of the Ginger Ridge division in St Catherine.

Reports are that about 7 p.m. on Sunday, after a gospel concert in Kitson Town in the parish, Shane Dalling, who is the manager for the division, was in Green Acres, St Catherine, when there was a disagreement over money between himself and Smith.

Dalling was reportedly walking back to his vehicle when he was attacked, punched in his face and left with a bloody mouth.

It is said that the injured, Dalling, subsequently made a report to the Spanish Town police who have since launched an investigation into the incident.

Dalling, a former councillor for the Westchester division in Portmore, said that in addition to reporting the matter to the police, he will be seeking damages against Smith.

When contacted, the police revealed that Smith would be charged with unlawful wounding.

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