Middle Street man remanded for attempting to murder national footballer


A man was on Friday remanded at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on an attempted murder charge.

Oswald Andrews, 34, of Middle Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, was not allowed to plea to the indictable offence.

It was alleged that on July 19, 2016, at Queen Street, South Cummingsburg, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Rensford Coleridge, a national footballer with intent to commit murder.

Rensford Coleridge
Rensford Coleridge

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones successfully objected to bail due to the gravity of the offence and the fact that the virtual complainant (VC) Coleridge, sustained stab wounds to his hip, chest and shoulder and is currently in a critical condition at a hospital.

The defendant was remanded and will return to Court on September 5, 2016.

It was reported that Coleridge was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after sustaining the stab wounds. He arrived at the GPH in a semi-conscious manner.

According to reports the stabbing allegedly occurred because Andrews believed that Coleridge was texting his girlfriend.

Coleridge was said to be sitting a short distance from his home at a shop looking at television when Andrew’s dealt him the stabs.



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