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Paul Lyn reportedly attacked in Manchester

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for North East Manchester, Paul Lyn, and his campaign manager, attorney-at-law Churchill Neita, were reportedly injured after missiles were thrown at them shortly after midday.

As a result, Mr. Lyn said he would be calling on the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) to make voting in sections of North East Manchester null and void.

It is alleged that Mr. Lyn was accompanied by Mr. Neita and another lawyer, Patrick Atkinson, to the polling station at the Robin Hall All Age School to investigate reports of intimidation.

Mr. Lyn and his entourage were accompanied by a contingent of soldiers and police who were dispatched from the Christiana Police station on his request.

Reports are that the missiles were hurled at Mr. Lyn and his team when they were leaving the school compound. Mr. Lyn’s car was reportedly damaged and splinters from shattered glass injured the eyes of Messrs Neita and Lyn.

Police confirmed the attack on Mr. Lyn and his team.

Early this morning, several roads leading to polling stations were blocked. However, the debris was cleared by a team of police and soldiers before voting began at 7 a.m. All 100 polling stations in the constituency were opened for voting today.

On the lighter side, half-an-hour before the slated 5 p.m. close of the polls, hundreds of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters were seen celebrating what they perceived to be a victory for their candidate, Audley Shaw.