Police Cadet jailed for discharging loaded firearm

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Twenty-six-year-old Police Cadet Officer, Glenroy Campbell was on Tuesday, November sentenced to two years jail for the offence of discharging a loaded firearm.

He was found guilty of the offence by Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Courts. According to the facts, on March 9, 2013, at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at Abdul Cort with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or cause Cort grievous bodily harm.

The Prosecution was led by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Stephen Telford, who told the court that on the day in question, Cort was the pillion rider of a motorcycle and was without a helmet, on his way to Sophia.

The court heard that Campbell attempted to intercept the motorcycle after the rider refused to stop and he exited the police vehicle and fired a round in the direction of the cycle. However, the bullet hit the region of Cort’s nose.

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