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Jamaica: Heat on Wright over beating video

Under-fire Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) legislator George Wright could face the police as early as today as his party considers denouncing him and as public pressure mounts for him resign from Gordon House.

Investigators confirmed on Monday that Wright was a “person of interest” in the probe of a video-recorded fight in which a man was seen brutally assaulting a woman in Hanover on April 6.

Acting crime officer for the parish, Detective Inspector Carl Brown, said that a lawyer, purportedly representing the first-time lawmaker, contacted the police saying Wright would come in for a visit today or Wednesday.

That development followed a statement from the ruling JLP, which urged the Westmoreland Central representative to “immediately make himself available” to the police.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has not spoken officially on the matter, though the party statement said its call was on the leader’s instruction.

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