A Baramita woman who allegedly attacked a policewoman because the latter refused to answer a question about a man is now remanded to prison while her victim is left nursing 24 stitches to the leg.

The woman, Natasha Henry, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that, on April 11, at North West District, she unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Princess Bentick, a policewoman.

The 23-year-old appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Marcus-Isaacs in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis stated that, on the day in question, the policewoman was at a bar when she was approached by Henry who was armed with a beer bottle.

The court heard Henry asked the policewoman a question about a man, but the officer refused to answer. Henry became annoyed and turned over the table where the officer was seated. Bentick quickly got up and attempted to leave but Henry ran behind her with a broken bottle and inflicted a wound to the policewoman’s foot.

Henry was then apprehended and taken to the station while the officer was taken to the hospital.

The Prosecutor made serious objections to bail being granted to the woman on the grounds that the officer’s injuries are life-threatening. She also highlighted the serious nature of the offence and the penalty it attracts. The prosecutor’s objections were upheld by the magistrate and the mother of four was remanded to prison.

She is expected to appeared in the Mathew’s Ridge Magistrate’s Court on May 7, 2019.


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