Woman hospitalised after acid attack

November 08, 2016
The Kingston Public Hospital in downtown Kingston.

A St Andrew woman has been hospitalised after her common-law husband threw acid in her face last Saturday night.

Jodian Reid, 24, was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital by her mom, Annmarie Durrant, where she is being treated for severe burns.

Durrant told THE STAR that she suspects a person with whom her daughter had an intimate relationship committed the act because she broke off the relationship two months ago.

"Him always a beat her up, and I have been warning her to leave him," Durrant said.

Durrant said that Reid had just walked in from work and wanted to use the bathroom.

"She came over to the shop, cause mi have a shop in the yard, asking for tissue [paper] and before I could reach it, I heard her cry out," Durrant recounted.

"She start bawl, 'Mummy, Mummy, [name deleted] bun mi up'."

According to Durrant, Reid received burns to her face, her eyes, and both arms.

"Him throw it to blind har. Him dash it in har face and flash the rest all over her."

She said she reported the incident to the Half-Way Tree Police Station on the same night the incident occurred. However, when THE STAR contacted the station, a policeman said that there is no record of the incident in the log book.

THE STAR, however, obtained a copy of the receipt that was given to Durrant after she made the report.


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