21 days hard labour for assaulting ex-girlfriend

21 days hard labour for assaulting ex-girlfriend

A 23-year-old Maraval man is to serve 21 days hard labour after he appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate last Wednesday.

Christopher Burke pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared before Port-of-Spain Magistrate Indar Jagroo.

The charge arose out of an incident which occurred on Tuesday 28th April, 2020 in which the accused was reported to have assaulted his ex-girlfriend during a conversation at her home.

The victim subsequently made a report to officers at the St. Clair Police Station following, during which time officers of the Gender Based Violence Unit (GBVU) intervened.

An investigation was launched which revealed that the victim was dealt a blow to the centre of her face causing a fracture to her nose bridge.

Burke was subsequently arrested on Monday 11th May, 2020.

The GBVU wishes to strongly encourage anyone who is experiencing Gender Based Violence to make a report to the nearest police station or via the TTPS Mobile App to ensure that they receive the necessary help.