Broom vendor charged with assaulting mother’s partner

A pointer broom vendor yesterday found himself in a city court facing the accusation that he assaulted his mother’s common-law husband.

Ray Paul was granted bail in the amount of $100,000 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, after pleading not guilty to a charge that on June 22, at Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Herman Bharrat so as to cause him actual bodily harm.

Bharrat explained to the court that he has been sharing a common-law relationship with Paul’s mother for the past four years.

He said the woman recently became ill and he has been visiting her home to care for her and lend whatever assistance he could to the sick woman.

He added that Paul, who shares his mother’s East Ruimveldt Squatting Area home, assaulted him during one of his visits.

The medical certificate which was presented to the court stated that the complainant sustained lacerations to the left eye.

After hearing the case, the magistrate informed Paul that he would be placed on a $100,000 bail and the next hearing was fixed for July 11.



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