Policing Group Chairman charged with assaulting children

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The chairman of Sunflower, South Ruimveldt Policing Group on Friday appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm.

assaultEon Thorn pleaded not guilty to the offence, when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The charge alleged that on September 3, 2016 at Sunflower Drive, he assaulted a ten-year-old boy.

Additionally, he was charged for causing grievous bodily harm to the lad’s sister.

The Prosecutor contended that on the day in question, the child and his friend were playing football when the ball went into the defendant’s yard. In a bid to get the ball, the 10-year-old jumped over the fence but was detained and handcuffed.

The sister of the boy saw what occurred and protested Thorn’s action but was assaulted.

The community policing chairman was placed on $15,000 bail for assaulting the child while he was granted $30,000 bail for causing grievous bodily harm to the girl.

He will return to court on October 5, 2016.

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