Businessman fined $20,000 for threatening Colwyn Harding

A businessman was fined $20,000 by a city magistrate yesterday after he admitted to verbally abusing and threatening alleged police rape victim Colwyn Harding.

Silvanus Jasper, 21, admitted that on February 26, at Princes and Adelaide streets, Charlestown, he used abusive language on Harding and acted in a threatening manner.

Jonas Codett, Jasper’s lawyer, told the court that his client became irritated that goods meant to be transported to Matthew’s Ridge, where his family conducts business, were stolen. He added that Jasper got word that Harding was involved. That, he said, caused the defendant to approach Harding,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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