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Two charged with beating women. Another charged with insulting PM

Two charged with beating women. Another charged with insulting PM

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Criminals charges were on Tuesday, November 23, slapped against two Chateaubelair residents WITH assaulting two female Unity Labour Party (ULP) supporters.{{more}}

Ian Chance, an 18-year-old labourer, and Godfrey Neverson were both charged with assaulting Yulcan Thompson and Rebecca Michael, both of Chateaubelair, on November 20.

The men appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In addition, Neverson was again charged with theft of one gold chain valued at EC$534, belonging to Michael.

Chance was granted $3,000 bail, while Neverson’s bail stood at $5,000.

No charges have been laid against anyone for assaulting another woman, Stacia Burke, on the same day. Police, however, said that charges may soon be laid against other persons involved in the incident.

During the alleged attack, the women were slapped, kicked and boxed about their bodies, shortly after midnight, as a group of ULP supporters were painting the streets with the party’s slogan.

The women suffered bruises and lacerations on their arms ,and one even had to wear an eye patch.

The matters were adjourned to February 9, 2011, and transferred to the Chateaubelair court.

Meanwhile, Chateaubelair resident Aubyn Neverson was arrested and charged with using insulting language to Prime Minister. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at Chateaubelair.

Neverson pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, November 23.

Neverson is alleged to have told the PM the day before, “Boo, you ah thief.”

He was granted bail in the sum of $1,500 and the matter was transferred to the Chateaubelair Court for hearing on February 9, 2011

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