Two Kingshill men who were charged with the attempted murder of Police Constable Wilburton Jules, have been denied bail.
Brendon Guiste and Kenrick Mitchell appeared before magistrate Michael Bruney on Thursday 11 February 2016 and were not allowed to plea since the matter is an indictable one. Guiste and Mitchell were among five who were taken into police custody on suspicion of the attempted murder of Constable Jules.
According to police reports, it is alleged that about 10.20am on Carnival Monday, Jules approached a group of young men who were behaving in a disorderly manner when the group attacked him inflicting serious injuries to his upper body and head with a hammer and a rock weighing over fifteen pounds.
Bail was objected by Police Prosecutor Inspector, Michael Laudat, on the grounds that investigations are ongoing into the matter and if granted bail the defendants might interfere with witnesses and perverse the course of justice.
The prosecution also objected to bail based on the fact that the victim’s health condition has worsened. According to Inspector Laudat although Jules was discharged from the hospital he was readmitted after a hematoma was discovered on his head. He added further that preparations are also being made for Jules to be flown to Martinique for further medical attention.
Meanwhile, two other individuals are being sought in relation to this incident. Guiste and Mitchell have since been remanded in custody and the matter adjourned for Thursday 18 February 2016 at 2:30 pm.
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