Soldier to learn fate next Monday

A private attached to the Barbados Regiment will have to wait until next Monday to know his fate after his court martial today at the headquarters of the Barbados Defence Force was adjourned.

Timothy Bancroft is charged with the offences of stealing, escaping custody and disobedience to standing orders.

Appearing before Magistrate Major Christopher Birch this morning, Bancroft’s legal representative Sub Lieutenant Rita Evans called for the adjournment to get more time to prepare, given the seriousness of the charges brought against her client.

There was no objection from the prosecution team which comprised Captain Sandra Blackman and Captain Julia DaBreo.

The matter reconvenes on Monday at 9 a.m.

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