2 Tobago men charged with attempted murder

Kal Ben - TTPS
Kal Ben - TTPS

Two men appeared in court on Monday charged with attempted murder for separate incidents.

In the first case, 38-year-old carpenter Kal Ben of Breadfruit Alley, Argyle, was denied bail when he appeared before the Scarborough Magistrate Virtual Court to answer to the charge of two counts of attempted murder.

It is alleged that around 9pm on March 15, two brothers were at Argyle when Ben, who had an altercation with them previously, approached them with a cutlass and began chopping them on their heads and faces. Gruesome photos circulated online showed one brother with a fractured skull after a chop to the top of his head. The other brother was chopped across his face from his left eye to his mouth.

Miguel Gibbs - TTPS

The victims were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital in critical condition. The victims were stabilised and warded. They were eventually discharged. Ben surrendered at the Scarborough Police Station.

Ben, who has four pending matters for wounding, was remanded in custody.

In the second matter, 27-year-old tradesman Miguel Gibbs of Signal Hill appeared before the Scarborough Magistrate Virtual Court charged after a stabbing incident on March 16.

Gibbs was arrested and charged on March 21.

It is alleged, Gibbs got into an argument with a 34-year-old man at Main Road, Signal Hill and pulled out a knife from his pants and stabbed the victim in his neck.

The incident was later reported to the Criminal Investigations Department, Scarborough Police Station and investigations were conducted by Wp Ag Cpl Joefield which led to the arrest of Gibbs.

Wp Sgt Catterson of the Roxborough Police Station laid the charges against Gibbs and Ben.

Both men will reappear in court on April 19.


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