Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman urged the court today to admonish an accused man, so that he understood that where “circumstances have caused a relationship to end, he must move on”.
Kellman was addressing Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court, where a 34-year-old joiner had just denied assaulting the mother of his child on July 10.
After doing so, Andre MacDonald Gittens was placed on $7 500 bail.
The Acting Magistrate also ordered the Green Park Lane, Baxters Road resident to report to Central Police Station every Friday.
Kellman rose today to inform the court that he was of the view that Gittens’ problem was that he “had difficulty moving on.”
The police officer suggested that a third party facilitates the handing over of the child, which the accused and the complainant share, so that any likelihood of further allegations could be minimized.
“I don’t know if they are better fish in the sea but there are other fish in the sea,” Kellman assuredthe court.
Watts acknowledged the words of advice andordered the accused man “not to harass or interfere with the complainant [Kdia Patrick] directly, indirectlyor through any medium including calls, texts or Whatsapp messages.”
When questioned by the Magistrate though, Gittens said he and he woman were through.
The accused, who was represented by attorney-at-law Oliver Thomas, returns to court on August 18.