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Member of PM Dickon Mitchell Security detail beaten by Carenage and 4-Road elements

Police are conducting an investigation into a weekend incident in which a member of the Security detail around Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dickon Mitchell was badly beaten on the Carenage by a group of men who also took away his service gun.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the incident happened after a party boat that is usually berth alongside the Carenage waterway had returned from a boat ride.

According to a police insider, the member of the Security Force who is attached to the Prime Minister unit was sitting in a vehicle when he noticed that a few civilians who apparently were on the boat ride were trying to block the roadway and behaving in an unruly manner.

He said the officer confronted one of them while sitting in the vehicle and was punched in the face.

The police insider spoke of the officer coming out of the vehicle in an effort “to engage the person” who struck him and some other elements linked to the Carenage and 4-Roads ghetto areas got involved in the conflict.

“He (police officer) ended up pulling his firearm, he shot one of them and then they start wrestling with him, throw him on the ground and one of them take the firearm from him and go with it,” he said.

“He (the police officer) had all right there (to shoot them) and then to make sure that when they see the first one dead and the second one dead, they would back away,” he added.

The senior police officer told THE NEW TODAY that members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) picked up a number of suspects whom were later seen at the Central Police Station on the Carenage as part of the investigation.

“They know the guy that took the gun away from the officer,” he said.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the gun that was taken away from the officer is a 9mm weapon which carries 15 rounds of ammunition.

There are unconfirmed reports that the police have recovered the weapon.

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