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Inmate charged with unlawful wounding of hit-and-run driver

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 4:52 PM

The inmate accused of stabbing the motorist who allegedly mowed down a police inspector last Friday has been charged with unlawful wounding.

Forty-year-old Noel Smith is to appear in court on August 31.

Smith and the motorist were reportedly involved in a fight at the Falmouth police lock-up where both men are being held.

Smith reportedly stabbed the alleged hit-and-run driver who had taken to the hospital for treatment.

In the meantime the police say the alleged hit-and-run driver is yet to be charged for the death of police inspector, Mark Gibbs.

Gibbs was reportedly conducting a spot check when he signalled to the driver of a burgundy motor car to stop.
IN PHOTO: The late police inspector Mark Gibbs

It was reported that the driver disobeyed the order, hitting the policeman and then speeding away.

He later surrendered to the police.