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Estranged couple faces court

The Magistrate's Court, John's Hole, Tortola

The Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole, Tortola

Two estranged lovers have been called before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly committing offences against each other.

Thirty-three year-old David Winter is accused of assaulting his 25-year-old ex-lover Deidra Massicotte.

Massicotte, on the other hand, is charged with criminal damage after she allegedly slashed her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle tyres valued at $441.32.

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards granted each accused person $45,000 bail after they pleaded not guilty to their respective charges.

Allegations are that, on July 27 last year, the couple had an argument that escalated into a physical altercation.

Winter allegedly hit Massicotte, causing injury.

It is further alleged that, on August 6, Winter parked his vehicle and left the area.

When he returned, he discovered that his vehicle tyres were flat.

The court heard that Winter attempted to pump air into the tyres, but his efforts were futile.

He then discovered that his tyres had been punctured deliberately.

Winter and Massicotte lodged complaints against each other, and were charged.

After granting bail, Senior Magistrate Richards ordered the two accused to stay away from each other.

Massicotte is scheduled to return to court on June 6 while Winter will return on June 19.

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