The Trelawny police have taken a young farmer into custody after his grandfather died in hospital Saturday morning from machete wounds he allegedly inflicted on him.

The deceased has been identified as 76-year-old Beresford Smith who lived in Woodgrove, in the southern Trelawny.

Smith was reportedly chopped multiple times by his grandson during a dispute at their home Friday.

The elderly man was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his wounds Saturday morning.