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No Amos obstruction report, say cops

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Deputy Superintendent of police in charge of the Linstead division, Rory Martin, has said that allegations made by Jamaica Labour Party candidate for North West St Catherine, Newton Amos, of being physically obstructed by People's National Party (PNP) supporters on his way to being nominated yesterday were not reported to the police.

"As far as we were told, Mr Amos was scheduled to be nominated at 1 p.m., and he arrived at the nomination centre that was personally manned by me and other officers minutes before his scheduled time," Martin told The Gleaner.

"He saw me and greeted me and nothing was said to me," he continued.

Martin said there was adequate police security throughout the township of Linstead, including the designated route to the nomination centre.

Amos criticised the Linstead police for not providing adequate security along the route to prevent what he described as provocation by PNP supporters, and declared that he would be reporting the matter to the commissioner of police, Dr Carl Williams.

- Ruddy Mathison