Thirty-nine-year-old Garvin Noel of Valencia was granted $475,000 bail
when he appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with assaulting his wife. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A 39-year-old quarry manager was granted $475,000 bail with a surety after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with a series of offences against his wife. GARVIN NOEL, of Valencia Old Road, Valencia, who was charged with six offences by PC Bedessiee, of the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU), was ordered by Magistrate Cheron Raphael to vacate the jointly shared premises, to restrain from approaching his wife, and to stay 100 feet away from among other conditions of his bail.

NOEL was charged with: • Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm; • Assault by Threats to kill; • Choking; • Choking with intent; • Possession of a weapon with intent; and • Common Assault.

The charges stemmed from an incident that was reported to have occurred on August 10th where a woman was allegedly attacked by her husband. According to the woman, her husband arrived home and appeared to be highly intoxicated. She told police that an argument ensued in which there were several exchanges of words.

The woman, police were told, was then allegedly attacked several times where she sustained injuries about her body. An investigation led by W/Superintendent of Police, Claire Guy-Alleyne, and Insp Bacchus of the GBVU, resulted in the charges being laid against NOEL. He is scheduled to reappear before the court on December 16th.