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Hayward case halted

The Director of Public Prosecutions has halted proceedings against Jason Hayward, president of the BPSU, in connection to the December 2 protest.

The move follows a similar course in the case of ten others facing charges related to the protest.

Addressing the court this morning, defence lawyer Charles Richardson said Mr Hayward accepted that the events of December 2 were regrettable, adding that both sides of the matter had learnt from the experience.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo warned him that the Crown could still potentially bring the matter back before the courts.

“No doubt all parties learnt from this,” the magistrate said.

Mr Tokunbo's decision sparked applause from the crowded courtroom, with supporters of Mr Hayward filing out after the matter was completed.

• It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.

BPSU president Jason Hayward (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am (Updated May 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm)

Hayward case halted

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