3 cops from Bartica charged

first_img…for allegedly stealing miner’s moneyThree officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) were on Thursday morning jointly charged for simple larceny by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge was read to Delon Sobers, 24, of Soesdyke-Linden Highway and Tevon Hedley, 23, of Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), inCharged: Delon Sobersthe absence of their alleged accomplice, Neil Yarris, who failed to make an appearance before the court.It is alleged that the trio stole $500,000 cash from gold miner Brian Atkinson on October 11, 2017 at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Defence attorney Mark Conway told the court that on the day in question, both of his clients were on duty while further contending that nothing was recovered in their possession.Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers posed no objection to bail and the Chief Magistrate granted same to the accused men, fixed at the sum of $70,000 while ordering that the matter be transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for trial. This case is expected to be called again on December 15, 2017.Conditions of bail require the defendants to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters once per week pending the outcome of trial.According to media reports, the three ranks who were attached to the Bartica Police Station had reportedly arrested the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is the General Manager of his family’s mining operations.  Atkinson had at the time of hisCharged: Tevon Hedleyarrest some $1.2 million in his possession, the proceeds of a gold sale that his father reportedly did not authorise.Further reports by the VC indicate that the policemen while transporting him to the Bartica Police Station, allegedly attempted to cut a deal with Atkinson for his release.According to Atkinson, after he refused the deal, the officers reportedly took the monies anyway.Upon arrival at the Police Station, the VC discovered that the cash was short by $500,000 after it was counted in his presence.last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEAT

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: CELTIC showed pride and true grit at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby today, with fans partying after the game despite a 3-2 defeat.The scoreline in the end represented a moral victory for the Hoops who had two players and manager Neil Lennon sent off.If there had been another five minutes, Celtic might have secured the draw – but it wasn’t to be for the nine-man heroes who fought against all the odds in front of a Rangers support whose only cheer this year was going to be a win today. To be fair Rangers dominated the opening exchanges.More reaction from Neil Lennon later.Sone Aluko opened the scoring after a mazy, 10th-minute run into the box and a very good finish. Cha Du-Ri was sent off after 29 minutes, Victor Wanyama followed 12 minutes after the break and Andy Little and Lee Wallace slotted further goals in the 72nd and 77th minutes respectivelyCeltic captain Scott Brown scored a penalty after Carlos Bocanegra was sent off – then Thomas Rogne headed home.The two late goals could not prevent a Rangers victory that Celtic manager Neil Lennon watched from the media room having been banned from the dugout for the second half by the referee.It was a loss that ended the Hoops 21-game unbeaten run in the league.But the comeback did give cheer to the Celtic support who partied like a team that had actually won the title today.That’s for another day – but the singing of Champions was coming from just one set of supporters at Ibrox – seven and a half thousand of them in green and white. Neil Lennon said afterwards that he was “mystified” why the referee had banished him from the game in the second half and “prevented me from doing my job.”He said he had a quiet word with the referee in the tunnel at half-time. He had been calm, hadn’t sworn.He was then told at the end of half-time that he could not return to pitch-side without any explanation.After the match, Lennon had asked to speak to the referee about his decision and was told he could do some after 20 minutes. But when the 20 minutes was up, he was told he couldn’t.“Rangers’ second goal was offside and again the linesman wasn’t doing his job,” Neil told Chris McLaughlin of BBC Radio Scotland.“We rallied brilliantly with nine men. The boys were absolutely fantastic. I am very proud of the players and I am very proud of the supporters today but I am also very angry.“Our players are angry…our players showed in the second half why they are going to be the Champions. They are full of pride; they are full of quality and they kept going right until the end,” he said.RANGERS (4-4-2): McGregor; Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Wallace (Kerkar 78); Aluko (Little 71), Davis, Edu, McCulloch, Papac, McCabe (Lafferty 60)Subs not used: Alexander, Bedoya, Perry, MitchellCELTIC (4-4-2): Forster; Cha, Rogne, Mulgrew, Matthews; Brown, Wanyama, Ki (Commons 70), Ledley, Samaras; Stokes (Izaguirre 29)Subs not used: Zaluska, K. Wilson, McGeouch, Hooper, BrozekMan of the match: Scott BrownTHE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEAT was last modified: March 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEATlast_img read more

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