Stay away from her, elderly man told

A retired man from St Philip was today warned to stay away from his alleged victim when he appeared in a Bridgetown court charged with assault.

It is alleged that 73-year-old Ashfield Douglas Layne of #14 Tangerine Street, Union Development assaulted Joany Straker-Layne on August 26, occasioning her actual bodily harm.

He was not required to plead to the charge when he went before Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court, as the alleged incident occurred outside of that jurisdiction.

With no objections from prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe, Layne was released on $3,500 bail with one surety.

The matter resumes in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court on September 13.

2 Responses to Stay away from her, elderly man told

  1. Sue Donym September 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This case is disturbing. It’s reported elsewhere that this wife has made complaints to police about her accused spouse over several years – which means the offending activity is escalating. Age apparently is not keeping him from assaulting her and I hope it isn’t being used to protect him from being restrained or punished appropriately.

  2. kathy-ann Clarke September 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I just can’t believe at his age that this nonsense is happening.
    He and wifey needs to sit, work out their issues and spend their twilight years embracing each other, enjoying life.
    Taking evening walk together, watching the sun set.
    Not being miserable in their golden years.


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