Cop’s secret admission before he was ‘shot by socialite’

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A top cop who was allegedly shot in the head by a socialite admitted to a friend he had a secret date on the night he died. 

Jasmine Hartin Ashcroft, the daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft, was charged with manslaughter by negligence after Superintendent Henry Jemmott was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Belize early on May 27.

When police arrived they found an “emotional” Ms Ashcroft with “what appeared to be blood on her arms and on her clothing,” Commissioner of Police Chester Williams told Channel 5 Belize.

Supt Jemmott was found floating in the water next to the pier in San Pedro with a gunshot wound behind his right ear.

Jasmine hartin Ashcroft was charged over the cop's death. Source: Channel 5 Belize
Jasmine hartin Ashcroft was charged over the cop's death. Source: Channel 5 Belize

The MailOnline reports the cop had been speaking to a friend before his death, saying he had a date.

"He was the happiest cop you'll ever see, but he's always like that," the friend said. 

"I said: 'where are you going tonight?' and he said: 'I have a date'.

"He called the girl. When I heard the voice I asked who she was. He joked, 'that's my secret, this one I'm taking to my grave', and he did take it.

"I'm struggling to cope with what has happened."

The cop was found floating in the water after falling from a pier. Source: Channel 5 Belize
The cop was found floating in the water after falling from a pier. Source: Channel 5 Belize

The Mail also reported the cop had bragged about staying at the Grand Colony Villas, which was run by Ms Ashcroft's partner Andrew Ashcroft.  

Following the incident, Ms Ashcroft was charged after police took her in for questioning over the incident in San Pedro.

According to 7 News Belize, reliable sources claim Ms Ashcroft was giving the Superintendent a massage on the pier when he reportedly asked the socialite to hand him his gun.

The news station reported the gun then accidentally fired into the back of the police officer's head and Ms Ashcroft allegedly pushed him off the pier in an attempt to get out from under his lifeless body.

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