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Senator witnesses Hamilton store attack

A Senator watched as another Senator’s employee was beaten up in front of shocked customers at a Hamilton store.The Royal Gazette that a 20-year-old man working for Dunkley’s Dairy — run by Opposition Senator Michael Dunkley — was “jumped” in the MarketPlace on Church Street just before 4pm on Friday.The Royal Gazette: “Two men came in off the street and beat up the vendor. There was quite a bit of damage to the store displays.”

A source told

Senator Kim Wilson — who is Minister of Justice and Attorney General — witnessed the attack.

The source told

Sen Dunkley declined to discuss the incident in detail, but confirmed that one of his employees, who works as a merchandiser, suffered a hand injury.

“The police are investigating the matter,” he said.

Sen Wilson confirmed she was in the store purchasing food at the time, but did not comment further.

A spokesman for the MarketPlace said: “There was a small incident. Police are looking into it.”

A police spokesman said: “Around 3.40pm on Friday, December 7 2012, police responded to a reported disturbance on Church Street in the City of Hamilton. It appears that a 20-year-old Pembroke man was assaulted by a 22-year-old Devonshire man and a 21-year-old Sandys parish man. Both suspects were arrested in connection with the matter and subsequently bailed. The victim reportedly received minor injuries. Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and any witnesses or anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the main police number on 295-0011.”

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Published December 14, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 14, 2012 at 12:12 am)

Senator witnesses Hamilton store attack

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