Neighbours charged following bitter garbage dispute

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Edmond Allen was granted $125,000 bail. [iNews' Photo]
Edmond Allen was granted $125,000 bail. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 51-year-old man of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown charged with assault and inflicting grievous bodily harm was placed on a total of $125,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Edmond Allen pleaded not guilty to the charges, particulars of one alleged that on April 1 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown he inflicted grievous bodily harm to a minor.

The other charge alleged that on the same day he unlawfully assaulted Jenny Meyers, causing her actual bodily harm. 

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that both parties are neighbours on the day in question, the Meyers’ daughter saw accused throwing garbage in their yard.

Subsequently, an argument developed and the defendant hit Jenny Meyers with a spade and also hit her daughter with a wood on her hand.

The Court heard that Jenny Meyers then threw a bottle towards Allen which broke his window.

Attorney – at – Law, Paul Fung – A – Fat represented Allen and told the Court that his client was digging his drain and threw the mud in close proximity to to the Meyers’ plants, when the little girl attacked him.

The lawyer contended that his client was merely defending himself.

Meanwhile, Jenny Meyers was also charged with damage to property and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her.

Her Lawyer, George Thomas in a bail application said that his client has no has no prior conviction.  

The Prosecutor did not object to bail for neither of the defendants and the case was transferred before Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond for trial on April 23.

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