SRP officer charged with assaulting his common-law wife

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SRP officer charged with assaulting his common-law wife

A Special Reserve Police officer is expected to appear virtually before a San Fernando Magistrate tomorrow, Monday 11th October, 2021, charged with assault by beating, malicious damage and common assault, arising out of an incident involving his common-law wife.

The accused, last attached to the Road Traffic Task Force, Piarco, was charged with the offences following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC.

The victim and the accused were involved in a heated argument on Sunday 3rd October, 2021, during which he allegedly struck her about the body with a scoop handle and his fists. He also allegedly armed himself with a cutlass which he used to damage a refrigerator belonging to the victim. The accused also allegedly damaged the victim’s cellular phone by throwing it on the floor.

The victim alleges, that the accused returned to their home on the morning of Monday 4th October, 2021, armed with a knife and pointed the tip at her body several times and made threats to harm her.

A report was made to the Gasparillo Police Station on that same date and the matter referred to the Southern Division’s Gender-Based Violence Unit (SD-GBVU).
An investigation was launched into the incident which resulted in the accused being charged with the offences by WPC Boxie-Aguillera of the SD-GBVU.