Monday 15 July, 2019

Cop held and beaten by detainees at Falmouth Police Station

File photo

File photo

A police constable has been hospitalised after he was attacked and injured by a group of detainees at the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny on Saturday.

Reports are that the policeman was attacked while tending to a group of men who had been detained and were temporarily housed in a holding area of the police station for processing.

Reports are that the men had been detained during a police operation in the parish.

Further reports are that during the processing, the now injured cop got into an altercation with one of the detainees, and the fuss escalated to the point where one of the detainees held the lawman and he was beaten by another of the men in custody.

The cop had to be taken to hospital to get medical attention after the attack.

His condition is not known at present.

Investigations are ongoing into the incident.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: