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Friday 7 August, 2020

Fisherman charged with malicious wounding gets $40K bail

Pictured: Ron Paul (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

Pictured: Ron Paul (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

A fisherman was arrested and charged with malicious wounding on Tuesday.

Ron Paul, 33, of Beetham Gardens appeared before Magistrate Antoine at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was granted bail with surety in the sum of $40,000 or a cash alternative of $4000.

He was also ordered to stay 100 metres away from the victim.

The matter was adjourned to August 27.

According to report, the incident allegedly occurred at the victim’s home on Tuesday.

The accused, who was visiting at the time, got into an argument with the victim.

He allegedly dealt her several blows to her face with his hands, causing a wound over her left eye.

A report was made by the victim and officers responded shortly after.

The accused attempted to flee, but was caught and arrested by the officers at the scene and taken to the Besson Street Police Station.

The victim was taken for medical treatment at the Port of Spain General Hospital and referred to the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU).

The investigation was spearheaded by the Head of the GBVU, Ag Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Ag Insp Lystra Bridglal.

Charges were laid by PC Jones.

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