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Prisoners attack policeman over spliff at Supreme Court

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 10:29 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
It is reported that the prisoners were taken to court and were being processed when one of them was seen with a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a ganja spliff, in his mouth.

A policeman is now nursing injuries he received following an attack by six prisoners today in the lock up at the Supreme Court building in Kingston.

It is reported that the prisoners were taken to court and were being processed when one of them was seen with a marijuana cigarette, commonly called a ganja spliff, in his mouth.

The policeman, who was alone inside the cell with the prisoners, instructed the prisoner to hand over the spliff.

Another prisoner reportedly grabbed the spliff and all six prisoners attacked the policeman.

The policeman used his baton to fend off the attack.

One of the prisoners reportedly suffered injuries to his face after being hit by the baton.

The situation was eventually brought under control and the injured policeman and prisoner were taken away for medical attention.