Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott was shot and killed while on a boat-pier in San Pedro Ambergris Caye, sometime after 12.30am. Friday morning.
Reliable sources have indicated that Superintendent Henry Jemmott was in the company of Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft when the incident occurred. She is the daughter-in-law of British businessman and member of Britain’s House of Lords, Michael Ashcroft.
As of 12 noon today she was still in detention in San Pedro and according to recent comments by Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, ‘Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft’ was detained and is not cooperating with police, but it is her right to consult with her attorneys before talking to investigators.
Earlier today SC: Attorney Godfrey Smith was seen going to the island, presumably to be one of the attorneys that will represent ‘Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft’
Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft is married to Andrew Ashcroft, the youngest son of Lord Ashcroft.
Andrew Ashcroft is the developer of Alaia Belize, a ‘signature series’ hotel/residential complex on San Pedro. On the company’s website, Jasmine was listed as the ‘Lifestyle & Experience Director’ and wife of Andrew Ashcroft, but that page has been removed.
Police Commissioner Chester Williams told the media this morning that Superintendent Henry Jemmott and Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft were friends and were the only people on the pier, and that sometime after 12.30am Friday morning a single gunshot was heard.
COMPOL Williams told the media that “the body of Henry Jemmott was retrieved from the water near the pier and he had 1 gunshot wound behind the right ear”.
He said “The service weapon issued to the superintendent was the only weapon found at the scene.”