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Chinese shop-keeper Yuemei Pan charged for slapping Jamaican school-girl

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A Chinese woman, who was seen slapping a school girl in a video being circulated on social media, has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, the police have reported.

The woman is observed in the 30-second clip holding the child by her collar and asking her about money.

Twelve seconds into the video, the woman slapped the child, who is dressed in school uniform, and hurled expletives at her.

Police said the incident took place in a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny.

The woman has since been identified as 53-year-old Chinese national Yuemei Pan.

Reports are that about 12:45 pm, the teen went into the store operated by Pan, picked up an item to purchase and went to the counter.

Pan later grabbed the teen and proceeded to slap her in the face while accusing her of stealing.

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