Guyana-born Christopher Barnwell, who plays cricket on the international stage, was today charged and released on $30,000 bail for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a cricket match.

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

Barnwell denied the charge which stated that on March 23 at Thomas Land, Georgetown, he assaulted police officer Trevor Benn during a cricket match.

According to information, on the day in question, the men were taking part in a cricket match when they got into a heated argument over a misunderstanding. It was reported that Barnwell became upset and pushed Benn to the ground, causing him to receive injuries.

The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Barnwell was charged.

Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels had no objection to bail being granted to Barnwell but asked that conditions be attached.

the magistrate, after listening to the prosecutor, released Barnwell on $30,000 bail. The condition of the bail is that he does not make contact or cause anyone to make contact with the victim until the hearing and determination of the trial.

The father of two was instructed to make his next court appearance on August 19 for statements.

Barnwell is an all-rounder West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Guyana.


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