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Lawyers cry foul, attorney arrested inside Supreme Court building

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Lawyers attending court at the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston this morning raised concerns about the way in which one of their colleagues was allegedly taken into custody by law enforcement personnel.

It is reported that the attorney was arrested by police investigators on exiting a courtroom.

The attorney had reportedly left the courtroom after presenting a client in a case.

Lawyers who were on the scene are claiming that the law enforcement personnel may have acted illegally when they arrested the attorney.

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman this morning explained to our news centre that the law prohibits someone from being arrested at or within the precinct of the Supreme Court.

According to Wildman, the action of the personnel may be deemed as contempt of court.