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Christiana cop chopped in the face to undergo corrective surgery today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Christiana-based policeman who was chopped in the face last week by a man believed to be of unsound mind, is scheduled for corrective surgery today.

Superintendent of the Manchester Police Division, Wayne Cameron, said that he is expected to be seen in a Kingston hospital.

He said that it would be his second surgery since theunprovoked attack and there may be others.

Cameron said that the corporal was released for three days, after he was first admitted, but went back to hospital in preparation for the surgery today.

According to police reports, he was on his service motorcycle in Christiana town on Tuesday April 17 when the machete-wielding man attacked him.

Residents reportedly came to his aid.

Cameron said that the attacker is in hospital under police supervision and among his injuries is a gunshot wound to his right leg inflicted by a licensed firearm holder.

He said that the attacks sustained by the mentally ill man took place before the police arrived on the scene.

During the chaos in Christiana last Tuesday morning, an 18-year-old man was shot and injured.

The injured policeman reportedly fired shots in his defence and it is believed that it was at that time the bystander was shot.

Cameron said that the young man has been released from hospital and is recuperating.

Alicia Sutherland

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