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Police to release St Thomas man accused of trying to kill girlfriend

Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 8:53 PM

 

The St Thomas Police say the man who was accused of trying to kill his girlfriend by driving into the sea will be released today.

They say they found no evidence to substantiate the claim that the accused had purposely run off the road and into the sea.

The police say investigations show that the occurrence was an accident.

It had been reported that the couple was driving along the Lyssons main road in the parish when the woman indicated that she wanted to end the relationship which reportedly caused an argument.

It was further reported that on reaching a section of Wharf Road in Morant Bay, the man drove the car off the road, plunging the vehicle more than 50 feet into the sea.

The woman was rescued and taken to the nearby Princess Margaret Hospital where she was admitted.

The man was later taken into custody for questioning.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 FM this morning, crime chief for the St Thomas police, Detective Leighton Blackstock, said it is protocol for an accused to be held while preliminary investigations take place.

 

Crime Chief of the St Thomas police, Detective Leighton Blackstock