Man must pay ex-girlfriend
A man who beat his ex-girlfriend recently has until March 8 next year to find $675 to pay her.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ordered Anderson Ricardo Forde to pay the woman that amount in compensation when he reappeared before her earlier today.
Yesterday, Forde, of Lot 117 Lower Burney, St Michael, admitted assaulting the woman and occasioning her actual bodily harm on November 28. He pleaded guilty to the charge in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court and was granted $6 000 bail until today.
On the date of the incident, the complainant was standing along River Road, St Michael waiting for her husband, when someone came from behind and grabbed her, throwing her to the ground. The assailant also kicked and cuffed her several times before taking away her cellular phone and throwing it in a pool of water.
After the magistrate learnt of the woman’s injuries, she ordered Forde, 22, to repay $175 for the damaged cellular phone and $500 compensation for the injuries the victim suffered.