A serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), who is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a man, was moments ago charged for the offence. 

Thirty-two-year-old Lance Corporal Detective, Colwin Major, of La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on May 4, 2019, at Le Repentir, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Warren Duke.

Major pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by the Magistrate.

He was represented by Attorney-at-law Adrian Thompson who asked that bail be granted to his client citing that he is a serving member of the force. 

According to information, on the day in question, the Detective and the victim got into an argument. It was reported that the Detective got upset and armed himself with an object which he used to inflict the wound on the victim. 

The matter was then reported and following an investigation, Major was charged for the offence. 

While Police Prosecutor, Richard Harris did not object to bail being granted to the officer, he asked that he stays away from him the victim until the hearing and determination of the trial.

Magistrate Daly, after listening to the facts, released Major on $40,000 bail and instructed him to make his next court appearance on September 26.


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