Minibus driver charged for assaulting Policeman

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A 39-year-old minibus driver, Winston Farrell, was on Friday charged for assaulting a Police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.

Farrell appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly; he did not have an attorney.

Particulars of the first charge alleged that on February 11, 2020, at Croal Street, Georgetown, Farrell resisted arrest from police constable Daniel Nedd, who was acting in the execution of his duties.

The last two charges alleged that on February 12, 2020, at the same location, Farrell assaulted Constable Nedd and behaved disorderly.

Farrell pleaded not guilty to the three charges and was released on bail of $45,000. The matter was adjourned to February 21, 2020.

According to reports, on February 11, while Constable Nedd was on foot patrol when he attempted to arrest Farrell, who was gambling with another man.

The officer held onto Farrell, but he managed to escape the Policeman’s grip and run away.

The next day, while on patrol again, Constable Nedd saw Farrell and tried to arrest him. Again, Farrell resisted and dealt the officer several cuffs to his chest.

It was alleged that Farrell began to abuse the officer and the commotion caused a large crowd to gather around them.

Officer Nedd managed to hold on to Farrell at the waist of his pants and took him to the Stabroek Market Police outpost.

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