A squabble between two friends of Boca, St. George’s has resulted in the loss of the wrist of one of the men.
Jaward Bridgeman, a 29-year old, is currently warded at the male surgical ward of the General Hospital in St. George’s after his right wrist was cut off, allegedly by his friend, Renn Pursue, alias “Rens” on Monday.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper the unemployed Bridgeman was at Pursue’s house at Boca on Monday afternoon when he and an unknown man had an altercation.
The source who does not want to be identified said the victim claimed that in the process of the confrontation with the other man he was attacked by his “buddy” from behind who cut the wrist.
However, Bridgeman is disputing that claim.
The source spoke of the accused man saying it was just a case of self defense.
He is claiming that he was first attacked by Bridgeman with a knife and he just had to defend himself.
The wrist which was completely chopped off was carried away by members of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Pursue who sports a Rastafarian hairstyle appeared in court on Wednesday on a charge of maiming.
He was granted bail by Magistrate Karen Noel in the sum of $20,000.00 with two sureties.
However, as part of the bail Magistrate Noel ordered Pursue to surrender all travel documents, have no contact with the virtual complainant, and to report to Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s every Monday and Friday between 6:oo a.m, and 6:00 p.m.
Pursue is due back in court on October 29.
Meanwhile, violence continues to be occurring at Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill, St. George’s.
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper has been reliably informed that an inmate, Kenton Clarence of Mont Toute St. George’s is a patient at the male surgical ward of the General Hospital after he was allegedly attacked by a fellow inmate, Jonathan Richards of Gouyave, St. John’s.
This newspaper learnt that Clarence suffered injuries to his head, right side of his face and left side of his chest.
There are reports that sometime during the month of August both inmates had an altercation.
The confrontation spilled over to last Sunday when the incident occurred.
This newspaper learnt that Clarence was close to one of the cells at Block A when Richards approached him from behind with a sharp instrument and assaulted him.