Taxi driver jailed for assaulting sister, daughter


A 52-year-old taxi driver was Tuesday sentenced to 13 months imprisonment after being found guilty on two counts of assault.

Peter Thompson of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess, who handed down the sentence.

The prosecution’s case stated that Thompson wounded Rita Howard with intent to disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm on April 30, 2018.

In addition, he also assaulted Prisilla Thompson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

According to the prosecution’s case, both incidents occurred on April 30, 2018 at about 01:30hrs.

Reports are that Howard was awakened by a noise coming from her living room and as she ventured outside to investigate, she saw her parents in a scuffle; however, when she tried to intervene, Thompson picked up a bucket and hit her to the front of her head, resulting in injuries.

Prisilla Thompson also tried to intervene but was overcome by her brother’s strength. The two women ran into the yard, but Thompson ran behind them and dealt his sister several stabs to her abdomen.

The matter was then reported to the Police and Thompson was arrested and charged.