Confirmed: Unidentified man found dead in Kingston





The body of an unidentified man believed to be in his twenties was found with chop wounds on Upper King Street yesterday morning by a passer-by. The body is of dark complexion, medium built, about 177cm long and he was clad in a black shirt and blue under garments. The Kingston Central Police stated that around 4:30am the body was stumbled upon by passers-by and they were summoned to the scene.



  
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Fire at Bible College in Christiana, Manchester

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