A 40- year old Santa Flora man who pleaded guilty to assault was sentenced to four months’ hard labour when he appeared before Magistrate Aden Stoute at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court on December 8th. He was charged with common assault and assault by beating.

He was arrested and charged by WPC Joseph of the Gender-Based Violence Unit, South Western Division, following a police report on December 6th.

According to police reports, a female victim alleged she was beaten on the face by the man and threats made to her life and those of her children. An investigation was subsequently launched which resulted in the man being arrested and charged with one count of common assault and assault by beating. His next court appearance is on Monday 13th December, 2021. The investigation was spearheaded by W/Supt. Claire Guy-Alleyne, ASP Francis and Insp. Bridgelal.