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Police urge Hampton Green residents to assist with dog mauling investigation

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Spanish Town police are appealing to residents of the Hampton Green and surrounding communities in St Catherine who may be able to assist with the investigation of the death of 66-year-old Whittington Cole of Dempster Road, in the community.

Reports are that on Saturday, July 21, about 1:00 am, Cole was reportedly walking home when on reaching the intersection of Grants Crescent and Locksley Avenue in Hampton Green, he was attacked by a group of dogs. He was badly bitten and was assisted by residents to the Spanish Town Hospital where he died whilst undergoing treatment.

The constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) yesterday reported that lawmen have canvassed the area on a number of occasions with the aim of seeking the truth surrounding the incident.

It said a number of residents have shared what they heard but are unwilling to provide written statements.

“We are therefore appealing to persons who have seen or heard anything regarding this incident to contact the Spanish Town Police Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB)at 876-984-2305, police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or 811 or the nearest police station.

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