Policeman slapped with attempted robbery charge

first_imgTwenty-year-old Randy Bowen of Lot 184 Duncan Street, Newtown Kitty was on Friday remanded to prison until August 3 after he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of robbery under arms.A serving member of the Guyana Police Force, Bowen pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on July 25, 2018, while on Regent Street, Georgetown and in the company of another, Bowen attempted to rob Rajkumar Rupa.According to the facts presented to the court, on the day in question, at 14:45h, Rupa was an occupant of a Route 40 minibus, and the duo and another male were also passengers in the bus, when Bowen whipped out a chopper and demanded that Rupa hand over the bag he was carrying.The Prosecution is contending that Rupa refused the demand and hurriedly exited the bus, later making a report to the Brickdam Police Station. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to Bowen being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence.The prosecution’s objections were upheld, and Bowen was remanded.The matter will continue on August 3.last_img read more


first_imgATHLETICS: Finn Valley AC enjoyed an exciting and rewarding day at the Ulster x country masters champs at UUC on Saturday afternoon.Up first was the men and it dosen’t get any more exciting than a provincial team win when its by one point and that was the outcome in Valleys favour 50pts to North Belfast 51. Within an 8k battle such as there is not only sweat from competitors but it hits out on the supporters who have gotta move from point to point all the while reading where the or what the scores might be – anyhow all is well that ends well.The Valley heroes on this day were Dermot Mc Elchar, Shane Mc Nulty, John Mc Enhill and a newcomer to the tough world of cross country Seamus O Donnell from Convoy.Job done time to put on the happy faces and ably supported by Brian Mc Crea and Kieran Carlin.For god measure Pauric Mc Kinney from Buncrana a member of Inishowen AC took the individual spot underlining the good news Donegal story. Needles to relate Mark Conolly who has motivated these lads and coached them over the years was a happy man.Next up were the Women and on arrival memories of a great day for Catriona Devine then Mc Granaghan winning a tough teak Ulster senior against serious Belfast competition many years ago.Well she was here again and coming from 9th at 2 k to go pushed for home to take the Masters title.Her reaction of course ‘I won I’m delighted ‘and so she should be.It was a good week for the dedicated Killygordon mother of two as she had placed 3rd in nationals the previous Sunday.Her team  joined by Sinead Kenny, Eimear Mc Dermott and Donna Evans 3rd the bronze medals with Marie Harper also on board. A good day at the office for Valley.ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC WIN ULSTER MASTERS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: February 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsChampionshipsFinn Valley ACMastersSportUCClast_img read more