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Teenage girl admits injuring athlete

A teenager has admitted wounding Pan American Games athlete Shaquille Dill.

Quaashie Douglas, 16, had been charged with wounding Mr Dill with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

At the Supreme Court yesterday, Douglas denied that offence but pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of “simple” wounding, which was accepted by the Crown.

The incident took place on June 15 in Pembroke.

Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons released Douglas on bail until Friday, when she is expected to return to the court to be sentenced. Both she and Mr Dill have represented the Island in international athletics competitions.

Douglas took part in the Carifta Games and Mr Dill competed in last summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and at the Pan American Games in Toronto last month.

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Shaquille Dill (File photograph)

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Published August 06, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated August 06, 2015 at 1:30 am)

Teenage girl admits injuring athlete

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