A 50-year-old man was granted $500 bail today after he pleaded guilty to an assault charge in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
Brian Coward, of Paradise Village, Christ Church, admitted before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he committed the act against his niece Makeba Kirton on October 1 occasioning her actual bodily harm.
Acting Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons said Coward and Kirton resided in the family home at the aforementioned address. On the day in question, they were engaged in an argument that turned physical and Kirton reported the matter to the police resulting in her uncle’s arrest.
However, after hearing the facts the magistrate requested that Kirton be warned for court on Thursday to give her version of what occurred.
The matter will therefore continue on October 4.