Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, says he was left feeling distressed after touring the cell area at the Barnett Street police lockup in St. James this morning.

St. James resident Mario Deane was beaten to death at the facility, allegedly by fellow inmates, after being arrested by the police for possession of a ganja spliff.

Mr. Holness, who should about now be hosting a media briefing at the Wrexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay, says he feels the pain of Mr. Deane’s family.

The Opposition Leader says he will not shy away from using political pressure to ensure that the probe into Mario Deane’s death is transparent and swift.

Andrew Holness, Opposition Leader, speaking with Nationwide News a short while ago.