A 33-year-old man from Plymouth, Tobago, has appeared virtually before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with grievous bodily harm.
Damion Lester Mc Ewen, a labourer, was charged with the offence when he appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor at the Scarborough Magistrates’ First Court on September 7th.
The accused pleaded guilty to the offence and the matter was adjourned to September 17th for sentencing.
According to police reports, the victim told police that she was at her home on June 23rd with the accused when they got into an argument. During the incident, she said the accused dealt her several blows to the left side of her face with his fist and also hit her with a broom handle and a cutlass, causing injuries and swelling about her body and face.
A report was made to the Scarborough Police Station and the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) detailed to investigate. Investigations were spearheaded by W/Supt. Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Insp. Stanley and W/Cpl Smith-Toppin of the Tobago Division’s GBVU.
The accused was subsequently arrested on September 4th 2020 and charged with the offence by WPC Kerr, also of the TDGBVU.