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Sunday, May 09, 2021

16-yr-old charged for offensive weapon

16-yr-old charged for offensive weapon

BVI News understands that a 16-year-old male was this week charged with indecent language and being armed with an offensive weapon after an alleged altercation with an adult male relative.
Our news centre was informed that the accused young man is a Jamaican citizen.

It’s understood that the two were at the house in Long Bush where they reside with other family members.

An argument allegedly ensued when the adult relative cautioned the accused young man about his use of the bathroom facilities.

While he was speaking, the accused retaliated with indecent language and then pulled a knife which he allegedly used to threaten the relative.

It is reported that the police were summoned as a result. BVI News understands that the law enforcers arrived at the house and arrested the young man for his use of indecent language and for threatening to harm his relative with a knife.

It is also understood that the relative has insisted he wants the matter to proceed to court.

However, our news centre has not been able to ascertain whether the young man was detained or when he will appear in court to answer to the charges.
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