Rape accused remanded

COURT TODAY BLOCKErskine Troy Burrowes went before the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today on two serious charges.

The accused, of #26 Adams Road, Clapham, St Michael, was not required to plead to either charge that on February 23, he caused serious bodily harm to Temar Nurse with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, or that he raped a woman on that same date.

Sergeant Neville Reid objected to bail for the accused man, stating that the offences were serious and that Nurse was still detained at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital “in very serious condition” with a “possibility of deterioration”.

Burrowes’ attorney, Dr Waldo Waldron-Ramsay, QC, responded by saying that his 24-year-old client was gainfully employed as a landscaper at a hotel and was known for his assistance to the elderly.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, however, remanded Burrowes until March 24.

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