Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Tobago man, 57, gets $15,000 bail for breach of protection order

A 57-year-old Tobago man was granted bail in the sum of $15,000 when he appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate last week, charged with the breach of a protection order.

The accused appeared before Magistrate Duane Murray in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail with surety.

The matter was adjourned to July 14.

The female victim reported to police that on June 25, she was at home in Tobago with the accused, when they got into an argument.

During the altercation, the accused made threats to kill her, thereby breaching a protection order which had been issued at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court in February for a period of three years.

The victim made a report to the Moriah Police Station and the matter was referred to the Tobago Division’s Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU).

Investigations were spearheaded by Supt. Claire Guy-Alleyne, while charges were laid of PC Sandy, both of the GBVU. 

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