Thursday 20 September, 2018

Police appeal for public assistance to solve dog-mauling case

The Spanish Town police are appealing to residents of Hampton Green and surrounding communities in St Catherine who may be able to assist them in their Investigation into the recent death of 66-year-old Whittington Cole of Dempster Road, Hampton Green, Spanish Town in the parish.

Reports are that on Saturday, July 21, at about 1:00 a.m., Cole was walking home when on reaching the intersection of Grants Crescent and Locksley Avenue in Hampton Green, he was attacked by a group of vicious dogs. He was badly bitten and was assisted by residents to the Spanish Town Hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment. 

The police have since canvassed the area on a number of occasions with the aim of seeking the truth surrounding the incident. A number of residents have shared what they heard, but are said reported to be unwilling to provide written statements.

In a statement on the matter, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said the police are appealing to persons who have seen or heard anything regarding this incident to contact the Spanish Town Police Station’s Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) at 876-984-2305, the police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or 811, or the nearest police station.

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