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PNP's Neita Headley facing assault charges

Monday, January 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on sports and Member of Parliament (MP) forSt Catherine North Central, Natalie Neita Headley has been arrested and charged with common assault following an altercation with a man in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

According to Neita Headley's legal team Kinghorn & Kinghorn, the alleged assaulted man is a former employee of the Petroleum Company of Jamaica Limited (PCJ) for which the MP serves in the capacity of a consultant in the human resource department.

Reports are that Neita Headley was on the premises of the PCJ where she was allegedly attacked by the former employee about an employment issue when he began referring to her in a “fit of rage” as a “b****” and “dutty politician”.

“Ms Neita, in the face of that violent and threatening attack, was constrained to defend herself as allowed by law,” said Sean Kinghorn one of the attorneys representing Neita Headley.

He also refuted allegations that the politician intended to wrong the complainant and said he intends to vigorously defend the charge of common assault when the matter comes up before the court.

Kinghorn did not disclose the date of the court hearing.

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