Suspect in stabbing of PM’s aide given bail
A Supreme Court judge on Thursday set bail at $9,000 for a man accused of stabbing the prime minister’s aide over the weekend.
Justice Gregory Hilton made the bail order after T’Shura Ambrose opposed the release of Renaldo Woodside, who faces a charge of causing harm in relation to the November 3 stabbing.
Ambrose said there were plans to upgrade the charge against the 25-year-old security guard and said the prosecution’s case was strong against him. Devard Francis made the bail application for Woodside, who has no previous convictions.
Woodside has to report to the East Street South Police Station as a condition of bail and has been ordered to stay away from witnesses in the case.
He appeared before Magistrate Cara Turnquest-Deveaux on Monday, charged with causing harm to Police Constable 2092 Ian Dawkins.
He pleaded not guilty and returns to court on January 15 for the start of his trial.
Dawkins was injured during a confrontation with a man at a business on East Street South, according to police. His injuries are not life-threatening.