Tuesday 21 January, 2020

West Bay man arrested for 'striking' man in the face granted bail

A West Bay man who was taken into custody, after he allegedly 'stuck' another in the face, was granted bail when he appeared in court on Wednesday.

According to reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), officers were dispatched on Sunday to the Cayman Islands Hospital after being informed that there was a patient in the Accident and Emergency unit who had been assaulted.

The RCIPS said that after they arrived they learned that on the day before September 30 the man was stuck in the face by another man, while they were both at a party in West Bay.

A 28-year-old-man of West bay was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently charged with assault inflicting GBH, failing to provide a specimen, among other charges.

The man appeared in court this afternoon and was granted bail by the court.

As for the victim, police noted that he was airlifted on October2  for further medical attention.

** Originally Loop News reported that the man in question had 'stabbed' the victim in the face. However, according to Defense attorney, Jonathon Hughes, this information was incorrect. While, Hughes did not state what his client did to the victim's face, he said that the victim was not stabbed in the face. According to the original police release on the incident,the RCIPS say the man was "stuck in the face" and as a result, the victim received serious injuries to his face.

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