‘Bulldog’ accused of assaulting cop, attempting to escape custody

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Albert Cromwell called ‘Bulldog’, of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown was on Friday remanded to prison on five charges in relation to allegedly assaulting a police officer as he attempted to escape from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters at Eve Leary.

It is alleged that Cromwell, 49, attempted to escape from police custody on July 20, 2017, at the CID Headquarters; it is further alleged that he assaulted Police Constable McGarrell and resisted arrest from the said cop, who was acting in the execution of his duties.  He was also charged with behaving in a disorderly manner while at the CID.

The court also heard that on the same day while at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Cromwell behaved in a disorderly matter within public hearing.

Cromwell, who independently contested the 2016 Local Government Elections, denied all of the charges and accused Magistrate… of being a People’s Progressive Party supporter. He was observed behaving in a disorderly manner while in the prisoners’ docks.

Police Prosecutor, Sanj Singh objected to the accused being released on bail based on the seriousness of the charges and that the defendant is a flight risk. He was remanded to prison until November 31, 2017.

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