UWI student accused of torturing ex-girlfriend scheduled to appear in court

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The 20-year-old University of the West Indies (UWI) student who was charged after he allegedly held his ex-girlfriend captive while he tortured her for three days is scheduled to appear in the St Andrew Parish Court on Monday.

Charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm is Matthew Hyde of a Braemar Avenue, Kingston address.

Reports are that between Monday February 6 and Thursday February 9, Hyde allegedly held his ex-girlfriend against her will in his room on a block of the George Alleyne Hall on the UWI Mona campus where he repeatedly beat her and burned her all over her body with a clothes iron .

She was subsequently rescued and a report was made to the police. Hyde was arrested and charged.

Police stated that as investigations into the incident continue, other charges against Hyde are being considered.

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