Kern Duncan

An electrician was granted $5,000 own bail when he appeared before a magistrate in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court accused of assault by beating.

Kern Duncan, 32, of Bethal, Tobago, pleaded not guilty yesterday to the charge at a virtual hearing in the Scarborough Second Court. The victim is said to be his ex-girlfriend

The matter has been adjourned to July 31.

Duncan was arrested by officers of the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU), Tobago Division, after the victim reported to police that last Saturday (June 6, 2020) she was allegedly assaulted by the accused during an argument at his home.

Constable Sandy of the GDVU Tobago Division immediately launched an investigation into the report which resulted in the arrest of Duncan on Monday.

The GBVU said yesterday that all reports made will be thoroughly investigated with them aim of bringing all perpetrators to justice.

The Police Service said all victims of gender-based crimes are strongly urged to report all cases to ensure that police can provide the necessary support.