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PNP councillor released after questioning by police

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Joylyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The St Thomas police have released the People's National Party (PNP) councillor who was taken into custody today for questioning.

The councillor was picked up at his home and brought to the Morant Bay Police Station for questioning.

Earlier, Head of the St Thomas Police, Superintendent Charmaine Shand, told our news centre that the councillor was being questioned in relation to allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Superintendent Shand further stated that the allegations against the councillor were in relation to a child molestation case against another individual.

Checks by our correspondent with the St Thomas police have revealed that the PNP councillor was subsequently released without charge.

The police have not released his name or the details of the incident that led to his arrest.

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