$400k bail for driver who assaulted cop with brick

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Canter driver, 22-year-old Daniel Singh knows as ‘Anand’, who on Saturday last assaulted a police officer, was Wednesday charged with felonious wounding and granted bail in the sum of $400, 000.

He is accused of pelting 33-year-old Lance Corporal Rickland Edmundson with a brick after he refused to stop his vehicle and instead had to be pursued by the cop to his home at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara.

Singh appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamina Ali Seepersaud; he was not required to plea to the charge and will return to court on August 17, 2022.

In a previous statement, Police Headquarters reported that the cop was on traffic patrol duty and at around 18:15 hrs, he observed Singh acting in a “suspicious manner.”

When the officer stopped Singh, he asked him to produce his licence and other documents but Singh, reportedly, drove away. As such, the officer pursued him on a police motorcycle, going all the way to Singh’s residence in Anna Catherina.

According to the police, when the officer attempted to apprehend the driver, his father and sister reportedly held onto the officer.

Singh reportedly picked up a brick and threw it towards the officer, wounding him in the right eye.

The cop was taken to the Leonora Cottage hospital by ranks of the police anti-crime patrol unit. Once examined, he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and then to the St. Joseph Mercy hospital where a CT scan was done.

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