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Man with illegal gun beaten, disarmed by St Elizabeth residents

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Residents in a St Elizabeth community reportedly took matters into their own hands yesterday and disarmed a man of an illegal firearm .

The man was reportedly beaten by the residents before he was handed over to the Black River police along with the firearm and one round of ammunition.

His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

The police report that shortly after midday residents saw the man acting suspiciously with a bulge in his waistband and accosted him.

It is alleged that the bulge turned out to be a 9-millimetre. That is when he was reportedly beaten then handed over to the police.