City brawl

Two car washers fight it out in Bridgetown

A car washer, who admitted to punching a colleague in the face during a violent confrontation in The City yesterday, has been released on $1,500 bail.

Ruel Clairmonte Springer pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to assaulting David Wickham yesterday.

According to the facts outlined by Station Sergeant Neville Reid, the two men wash cars at the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. car park in Bridgetown.

Yesterday, Wickham “accidently” knocked over a bucket of water belonging to Springer while riding a bicycle. Later, as Wickham walked along Bay Street, he saw Springer running towards him with two rocks.

However, it was a punch to the face that fell Wickham. According to the prosecutor, Springer continued to pummel him.

A passing police officer broke up the fight and Springer was later arrested.

Today, he told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he committed the offence because Wickham was always interfering with him and he “could not take it anymore”.

After hearing his side, Frederick granted Springer bail to return to court on December 11 when Wickham is expected to give his side of the story.

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