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Teen ordered to attend rehab

After pleading guilty earlier this month to assaulting two policemen, a 19-year-old returned before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today for sentencing.

Clarence Raekwon Williams, a landscaper of Coverley Terrace, Christ Church, was placed on a year’s probation.

He was also ordered by the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to attend and complete the six-month walk-in rehabilitation programme at the Psychiatric Hospital to assist with his drug and alcohol abuse.

If he does not comply with that order, the penalty is six months in prison.

The court heard that Williams assaulted Constables Philip Wiles and Jamar McCollin on May 11 this year, causing them actual bodily harm.

This was after his mother drove into the District ‘A’ Police Station and complained that her son was refusing to get out of her car.

When the two officers came to her assistance, Williams behaved aggressively towards them. He pushed one officer and hit the other with the car door as he got out.

During an earlier appearance in court, Williams had admitted to drug use and asked for help. He was then remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment and determination of his suitability for rehabilitation.

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