Man makes claims over MLA assault to TV station

| 05/05/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman local news(CNS): Following yesterday’s revelations that MLA Dwayne Seymour had been arrested by police over the weekend in connection with an assault (that CNS now understands occurred at Grand Cayman Beach Suites), one of the men involved claims the politician assaulted him. News 27 reported this evening that Garrone Yap (left),  a Florida based personal trainer, told the television news station that he was waiting for a female friend on Saturday evening at the hotel when Seymour appeared with a friend and assaulted him. Yap says he reported the attack to the police, who also arrested him. Yap spoke to the station by telephone and said that he was released without charge after his arrest but claims Seymour abused his powers as an MLA to have him arrested.

Police confirmed yesterday that an assault involving three men had taken place at a Seven Mile Beach resort, which the RCIPS had named the Cayman Reef Beach Resort. CNS confirmed today that this was in fact Grand Cayman Beach Suites.  
Police had said yesterday that two men were treated in hospital but all three were held by police until Monday evening, when one was released from custody while two others were released on police bail. According to Yap, he was the one released from custody and Seymour and his friend were released on police bail, but he will not be pressing charges.
So far the United Democratic Party has made no comment on the situation concerning their backbench MLA, who is the third elected member for Bodden Town. (Right: Dwayne Seymour)
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