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Detainee dies at KPH

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The police are probing the circumstances under which a man who was in custody died yesterday morning while undergoing treatment at the Kingston Public Hospital.

The prisoner, Ricardo Harrison of a Kingston address, should have appeared in the Gun Court yesterday, but the court was told that he had died.

Harrison had been in custody at the Denham Town Police Station lockup.

He was charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Christina Clough, 23, who was charged jointly with Harrison, appeared in court yesterday and was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 with a surety.

A curfew order was imposed as a condition of the bail and Acting Supreme Court judge Vivienne Harris ordered her to return to court on September 17.

It is being alleged that last Tuesday, Clough and Harrison were travelling in a motor car along Windward Road in east Kingston when they were stopped by the police.

A search was conducted and a bag containing a gun was found. They were then arrested and charged.

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