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Friday, February 11

Courthouse brawl

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "A FIGHT broke out between an attorney and a police corporal outside the Arima Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning with the attorney subsequently being charged for several offences and will appear in the same courthouse today to answer the charges.

According to reports, at about 9 am, the attorney went to the prisoner’s holding bay area of the court to enquire about a client and was given a hostile response by the officer. The report said the attorney replied to the officer and there was a heated exchange of words, which escalated into a fight.

The attorney reportedly received several blows about his body and was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated and discharged. The policeman is also claiming that he was cuffed several times.