Duo in gambling fight granted bail

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Alex SimonNineteen – year – old Chris Ramford of Leopole Street Georgetown today appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman, charged with assault.

It is alleged that on July 25 at Leopole Street, he assaulted Alex Simon, causing him actual bodily harm.

Ramford pleaded not guilty to the offence. Police prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the Court that on the day of the incident the defendant and the virtual complainant were gambling when an argument ensued.

The Prosecutor said that the accused became annoyed and dealt the virtual complainant several cuffs. The Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $80,000.

Meanwhile, Alex Simon also appeared before the Magistrate, charged with unlawful wounding. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Court heard that on July 25 at Leopole Street, Simon dealt Ramford several cuffs and stabbed him with an ice pick.

Simon was placed on $100,000 bail and both men are to reappear in court on August 7.[Royan Abrams]

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