Mother of 4 who stabbed Policewoman with broken bottle remanded to prison

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Natasha Henry, a mother of four, was on Tuesday remanded to prison on a wounding charge after she allegedly stabbed a Policewoman with a broken bottle to the leg.

Henry, 23, appeared in court before Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and was not required to plea to the charge.

It is alleged that on April 11, 2019, at Baramita North West District, Region One, Henry unlawfully and maliciously wounded the Policewoman, Princess Bentinck.

Henry was unrepresented and told the court that she resides at Long Hill, Baramita with her four children.

Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss was opposed to Henry being released on bail.

The court heard that on the day in question, Henry went to a bar at Baramita and inquired from the Police officer about a man.

The Police officer, who was off-duty at the time, did not answer and this caused Henry to become annoyed; it is alleged that she pushed all the beer bottles off a nearby table.

It is further alleged that Henry then armed herself with a broken bottle and confronted the victim, who fought her off.

The accused again armed herself with two broken bottles and stabbed the victim to her leg.  Henry was arrested on the scene while the victim was taken to the hospital.

The Police Prosecutor told the court that the victim received 24 stitches and the injuries could be life-threatening.

The Magistrate remanded Henry to prison and transferred the matter to the Mathews Ridge Magistrate’s Court for May 7, 2019.

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