Bus driver stabbed rival conductor after row over passenger

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Godfrey Delph

A Route 31 minibus driver was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge that he attempted to murder a rival conductor, whom he allegedly stabbed multiple times after a row over a passenger.

Godfrey Delph was not required to plead to the indictable charge that on August 22nd, at Brickdam Road, Georgetown, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Paul Noel with the intent to murder him.

Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to bail being granted, while informing the court that Noel is still a patient of the Intensive Care Unit at the at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is battling for his life.

It is the police’s case that on the day in question, Noel was attempting to take a passenger into his bus and an argument ensued between them after Delph attempted to pull the passenger away from him.

The accused then allegedly became annoyed, armed himself with a cutlass and dealt Noel several stabs to his back. Noel was picked up in an unconscious state and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan refused bail to Delph and remanded him to prison until September 7th.

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