Man remanded for alleged brutal beating of ex-girlfriend


A 29-year-old labourer was on Thursday remanded to prison for allegedly brutally beating his ex-girlfriend because she refused to have sex with him.

Fabian Crawford, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with felonious wounding.

He was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that between February 18-19, 2022, at Laing Avenue, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded the victim with intent to maim, disfigure or cause her grievous bodily harm.

Crawford was remanded to prison until March 9, 2022. The victim also took out a restraining order against Crawford on Thursday.

According to reports, Crawford and the victim shared a relationship that ended in January 2022, due to his alleged abusive behaviour.

On January 18, Crawford reportedly broke the victim’s phone during an altercation, however, he later reached out to the victim and offered to repay for the phone.

When the victim went over to his house on February 18, they had a conversation during which Crawford reportedly asked her to have sex with him but she refused.

It is alleged that Crawford became annoyed and attacked the victim with a piece of wood. He then armed himself with a hockey stick and beat her with it.

She was rushed to the hospital where she was treated for injuries to her head, body, and hand.

The victim later made a report to the police station and Crawford was arrested.

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