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Man admits grievous bodily harm charge

A man charged with causing grievous bodily harm yesterday admitted the offence two days before his Supreme Court trial was scheduled to begin.

Meshach Crichton, 21, pleaded guilty yesterday to causing grievous bodily harm to Kevin Davis with intent.

The charge, at first listed as wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, was amended by the prosecution.

The case was scheduled to go to trial tomorrow after Crichton denied the charge on September 1 last year.

The incident happened on February 26, 2019.

Cindy Clarke, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said the Crown had further questions for the psychiatrist who assessed Crichton.

Puisne Judge Craig Attridge adjourned the case until tomorrow.

A 66-year-old man also appeared in court on seven charges of sex assault.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is expected to enter pleas on February 16.

The move came after Elizabeth Christopher, for the defence, requested more time to familiarise herself with the case.

The man, from Sandys, appeared in Magistrates’ Court on November 6 last year and was released on $20,000 bail so he could travel to the United States for “medical and personal reasons”.

His bail was extended yesterday.

Another man charged with a sex assault was also scheduled to enter a plea at a later date.

The 61-year-old man, who also cannot be identified for legal reasons, was accused of a rape alleged to have happened on June 5, 1983.

He appeared in Magistrates’ Court on December 21 last year.

The case was adjourned yesterday until March 1.

Abdullah-Hassain Virgil, 52, was charged with breaking a previous Supreme Court probation order by taking illegal drugs between December 7 and 11 last year.

The court heard that he was awaiting legal aid and the case was also adjourned until March 1.

It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.