A complainant who was allegedly beaten by two teenagers last month had difficulty speaking when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.
That was because after undergoing surgery on his left jaw, Barry Bryan had stitches and plates in his mouth and one side of his face was swollen and twisted.
He also told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had seven cracks to his skull and was due to return to the doctor five weeks from now to have the plates removed.
Charged with unlawfully inflicting serious bodily harm on Bryan, were 17-year-old Chad Trent Divine Robinson and Ashaye Jahmali Prescod, 16, both of Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church.
Both students pleaded not guilty to the February 17 offence, which was reportedly carried out with a piece of wood.
However, Sergeant Robert Jones objected strenuously to bail for the teens, on the grounds that the offence was serious and he feared allegations might arise if they were granted bail. In addition, the prosecutor referred to the aggravating circumstances of the “unprovoked attack” on the adult complainant.
Jones also said that “great hostility” still existed.
The accused youths were remanded to HMP Dodds and will return to court on April 10.