Tuesday 19 March, 2019

July date set for Gully Bop's trial on assault charge

Gully Bop

Gully Bop

Controversial dancehall artiste, Gully Bop, is to stand trial on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm in the St Thomas Parish Court on July 15.

The date was set when the entertainer, whose real name is Robert Malcolm, appeared in court on Wednesday.

Gully Bop was arrested in St Thomas last year following allegations that he slapped his spouse in her face during a dispute between them.

When the case was mentioned in court on Wednesday, it was revealed that the complainant was overseas.

The trial date was subsequently set and Bop’s $40,000 bail was extended.

The entertainer was taken into police custody after the female complainant made a report at the Morant Bay Police Station that he hit her in her face during an argument at Nuts River in the parish, on Friday, June 8, 2018.

The alleged assault reportedly caused the female swelling and pain.

Gully Bop was subsequently charged and granted station bail.

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