Tag: violent crime

Man jailed for seven years after hatchet attack

Man jailed for seven years after hatchet attack

| 01/12/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Gioser Acosta Gonzalez (42), originally from Cuba, has been jailed for seven years following his conviction more than 18 months ago for a violent attack in October 2020 in West Bay. Gonzalez was found guilty of wounding with intent after he hit a man in the head twice with a hatchet during an argument […]

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Two men arrested for attempted murder

Two men arrested for attempted murder

| 03/10/2022

(CNS): A 31-year-old man from George Town and a 28-year-old man from Bodden Town have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm following a shooting that happened in West Bay early Thursday morning in which a man was shot in the leg and a dog was shot and […]

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Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

Robbers set up victim with fake car sale

| 29/09/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A resident who arranged to meet someone who claimed on social media to be selling a vehicle was robbed Wednesday night at the location where he had arranged to meet the seller and exchange cash for the car. But as the would-be buyer waited at the rear of a restaurant on North Church Street, […]

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Woman denies wounding in beauty salon brawl

Woman denies wounding in beauty salon brawl

| 22/08/2022

(CNS): Aisha Jamilah English pleaded not guilty to wounding on Friday when she appeared in Grand Court in connection with a stabbing at a beauty parlour in March. English, who is from Jamaica, worked at the salon on North Sound Road and is accused of wounding one of her colleagues during an altercation over money. […]

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Police hunt suspect in violent machete attack

Police hunt suspect in violent machete attack

| 16/08/2022

(CNS): A George Town man is recovering in hospital after a man he knew attacked him with a machete at an address on Shedden Road, near the junction of Eastern Avenue, sometime Thursday night. Police were informed about the assault on Friday morning after the victim had been treated at the hospital for serious but […]

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Violent prisoner loses bid to take half of victim’s home

Violent prisoner loses bid to take half of victim’s home

| 11/07/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): George Washington Vaughan (51), who is serving a 14-year sentence in HMP Northward for the attempted murder of his ex-wife, has failed in a legal bid to take half of the house they once shared as the court found in the victim’s favour. He was denied a share of the property based on “obvious […]

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Man suffers machete attack in West Bay home

Man suffers machete attack in West Bay home

| 07/07/2022 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man is in hospital recovering from serious injuries to his arm and foot after a man he knew broke into his home at about 2:40 am Thursday and attacked him with a machete. The police described the incident as an aggravated burglary, though it is not clear if the man took […]

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Domestic abuser breaches protection order

Domestic abuser breaches protection order

| 05/07/2022

(CNS): A George Town man who was under a protection order as a result of an abusive past is facing five new charges after he breached that order and assaulted his victim at least three times between 6 May and 16 June. The 29-year-old man has been charged with three counts of assault ABH and […]

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Bodden Town man shot dead, suspect in custody

Bodden Town man shot dead, suspect in custody

| 02/07/2022 | 142 Comments

(CNS): A 32-year-old local man from Bodden Town was gunned down on Bodden Town Road on Friday evening while he was in a parked car by a small restaurant across from Gun Square Road. The man, who has not yet been identified, was shot at around 5:30pm. Police said that emergency services arrived at the […]

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Cops arrest and bail man over 7M shops stabbing

Cops arrest and bail man over 7M shops stabbing

| 28/06/2022

(CNS): A 31-year-old man from Bodden Town has already been released on police bail following his arrest over the weekend in connection with a violent incident outside a bar in Seven Mile Shops on the West Bay Road in the early hours of Friday, 24 June. Two men were stabbed and seriously wounded in the […]

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Jackson denies killing former prison officer

Jackson denies killing former prison officer

| 27/05/2022

(CNS): Justin Kyle Jackson (23) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of former prison officer Harry Elliott (63) at an illegal gambling den in George Town on Monday, 25 April. However, appearing in Grand Court on Friday, Jackson did admit to possession of an unlawful gun that police seized from a car he was […]

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