A 16-year-old girl appeared before a Bridgetown magistrate today on an assault charge.
Paris Raina Marie Clarke of #41 Oxnards Crescent, St James pleaded guilty to assaulting Asha Hinkson on November 4, occasioning her actual bodily harm.
The facts read by police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill revealed that Clarke and Hinkson, who attend the same secondary school, were friends but were no longer of speaking terms.
On the mentioned date, the complainant was preparing to catch the school bus when Clarke approached with some friends. The group reportedly began to cuff, kick and slap Hinkson about her face and body causing her to fall. At this point, Clarke reportedly continued to beat and kick Hinkson, hitting in the left eye. A security guard and other persons intervened pulling Clarke off the complainant.
The matter was reported to the police and Clarke turned herself in on December 4.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant adjourned the case until December 9, when the complainant is scheduled to appear in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.