Father and son charged with wounding with intent

PORTLAND, Jamaica— A father and son have been charged with wounding with intent, following a chopping incident at Belmont district in Portland, on Sunday, August 7.

Charged are 55-year-old Hue Beckford and 23-year-old Daniel Beckford, both of Belmont district.

Reports are that about 5:30 pm, the complainant had a dispute with another man during which the Beckfords intervened and used a machete to chop him several times. The police were called and the complainant taken to hospital where he was admitted for treatment.

Hue and Daniel were subsequently arrested and charged.

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