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Labourer urged to seek peace


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After admitting that he assaulted his children’s mother, a 25-year-old labourer was encouraged to enrol in the 12-week Partnership For Peace programme hosted by the Ministry of Social Care.

Chad Giddings, of 2nd Avenue Green Hill, St Michael, had his charge reduced to a lesser count in the Bridgetown Traffic Court on Monday.

When he appeared before Magistrate Graveney Bannister, he pleaded guilty to assaulting Nikita Springer on May 13, 2017.

Prosecutor Sergeant Vernon Waithe told the court that Springer was the mother of Giddings’ two children, and they had been experiencing some emotional challenges in their relationship. On the day in question, the complainant approached him asking for pampers and walked away.

He took the child back to the mother, who refused to take her. Giddings then asked the woman: “Why you don’t come for this child?” A scuffle ensued.

The labourer told the court that while they no longer lived together, they talked about the children.

The magistrate ordered Giddings to return to court on July 31, and warned him that failure to attend the course with no legitimate reasons might result in him being sanctioned. (RA)  

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