Inmate bites off man's ear in brawl

May 25, 2017

A prisoner at the Bull Bay Police Station apparently used his mouth to his defence and bit off a portion of a fellow inmate's ear after allegedly being teased by other persons inside the lock-up.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the incident occurred last Thursday, and several inmates had to receive medical treatment. Police personnel also had to rush to their assistance and quell the fracas.

THE STAR could not confirm what exactly caused the dispute among the inmates, but out news team was told, however, that an investigation is under way although the inmates have been reluctant to give statements to investigators.


Subsequent investigation


Head of the Eastern Kingston police, Superintendent Chris Brown, confirmed the incident and subsequent investigation.

"There is an incident that we are investigating, but we are not in receipt of any statement from the persons who are affected to consider anything further, but we are investigating. We are looking at it to see how it should be dealt with," Brown told THE STAR.

The top cop told our news team that numerous inmates suffered injuries, but he was not in a position to say how serious the injuries were.

"I can confirm that there was an incident on Thursday between some inmates. The police promptly addressed the matter. Persons received medical attention. It was not just one person who suffered, but in terms of injury I would not want to classify someone's injury as minor or not so minor," Brown said.

THE STAR was told that injured persons have been brought to the court in relation to other incidents, but they are not providing the police with statements to account for the nature of the injuries.

The police said apart from providing the medical assistance to the inmates, they are exploring ways to prevent future occurrences of this nature.

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