MP George Wright turns himself in for questioning

April 14, 2021

George Wright, the Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament, is now at the Freeport Police Station in St James to be interviewed by cops.

Wright arrived a short while ago in the company of his attorney Able-don Foote.

Investigators confirmed on Monday that Wright was a “person of interest” in the probe of a video-recorded fight in which a man was seen brutally assaulting a woman in Hanover on April 6.

Wright is being investigated in relation to the assault of a woman that was captured on closed circuit television.

He was named as a person of interest by the police as they probe the matter.

That development followed a statement from the ruling JLP, which urged the Westmoreland Central representative to “immediately make himself available” to the police.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has not spoken officially on the matter, though the party statement said its call was on the leader’s instruction.

“If there’s confirmation that the party member and MP conducted himself as is being alleged, the consequences will be swift … . There’s no place in the JLP for any individual who abuses or attacks anyone, in particular women,” added the statement, quoting Dr Horace Chang, the party’s general secretary, who is also the national security minister.

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