Thursday 28 May, 2020

Farmer who 'broke man's nose with stick in ackee dispute', charged

The police have charged a farmer who reportedly used a walking stick to break a man's nose during a dispute over ackees in a St Mary community last week.

Charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm is 57-year-old Howard Allen, alias 'Howie', of Islington in the parish.

Reports are that on Wednesday, April 1, at about 7.30 am, Allen allegedly used a walking stick to hit the now male complainant during a dispute.

The police were alerted and the complainant, who sustained a broken nose and other injuries, was transported to a hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.

Following a probe, the police said Allen was charged on Saturday.

He is scheduled to appear in the St Mary Parish Court on May 14, to answer to the charge.

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