Chopped attempted robbery accused remanded

A man from D’Urban Street who was allegedly attempting to commit an armed  robbery at Linden when he was  dealt several chops before being taken into custody last week Monday appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Christianburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

David Barclay, 19, of 57 D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown was remanded to prison after he was not required to plead to the offence of attempting to commit a felony, to wit robbery under arms at 274 One Mile Wismar, Linden.

The man, who was badly chopped by the virtual complainant Frank Daniels, had to return to the Linden Hospital Complex because his condition was deemed serious. He was unable to answer to the charge at an earlier date because he was unable to speak.

The police prosecution yesterday objected to bail on the grounds that there were reports that persons had made three attempts to remove the accused from the Linden Hospital Complex while he was under police guard. Barclay is to return to court on July 20.

The virtual complainant had told Stabroek News that on the day in question he was about to close the back entrance of his One Mile shop when he was attacked by the accused. At the time Daniels had a cutlass in his hand as he was preparing to cut up dog meat. Daniels said that he realized that the would-be thief had an object in his hand.

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