Westmoreland fisherman slapped with assault charges

Racquel A. McKenzie

2 months ago

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A 37-year-old fisherman from Westmoreland was on Wednesday charged after he attacked a man accused of setting fire to a shop in the parish on Monday November 14.

The accused Glenroy Gayle otherwise called ‘Elephant’, of Savanna-la-Mar in the parish, is charged with wounding with intent and assault occasioning bodily harm.

It is reported that around 7:00 a.m., the complainant was at a shop on Great George street in the parish purchasing grocery items, when three men including the accused pounced upon him and accused him of setting fire to a shop.

Shortly after the allegation was hurled, the three men assaulted the man inflicting several blows and wounding him before fleeing the scene.

The victim was later transported to hospital where he was admitted in serious condition. A police report was also filed, and Gayle was later apprehended.

As it now stands, a court date is being finalized for the accused.

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