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Hurdle accused of assault at a police station

Troy Jamar Hurdle was yesterday remanded into custody at HMP Dodds after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on an assault charge.

Hurdle, 34, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lords Hill, St Michael pleaded not guilty to assaulting Jeramy Clarke twice on September 19.

However, when it came time for bail, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson objected, on the grounds that Hurdle was currently on three sets of bail and had failed to report to Central Police Station three times a week, despite a court order.

Watson also argued that bail should be denied based on Hurdle’s antecedents; the nature and seriousness of the offence, one of which allegedly occurred at the police station; and for the protection of society.

Those factors were enough for the magistrate to keep Hurdle behind bars at the St Philip based penal institution until next month.

He returns to court on October 18.

One Response to Hurdle accused of assault at a police station

  1. Tony Webster September 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

    M’lud , if it please The Court, I submits that many nice citizens hold some Courts in utter disrespect. This holds great danger, as it is evidently translating to a general degeneration of not only respect for The Law, the judicature, but also our social fabric. Numerous instances of fines not paid; injunctions to report to police stations etc

    Do we yet have Court Marshalls and Bailiffs, who are paid good money to ensure the Courts’ orders are honoured; fines paid; and orders respected?

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