BVI News understands that a man from the Parham Town community was recently arrested and charged after he attacked and assaulted his wife, who operates a business on Tortola.
Highly-placed sources say the couple have been separated for some time now. It’s reported that on the night of the incident, the victim first observed a vehicle that pulled up close to her establishment around closing hours.
When she arrived home, her estranged husband alighted from the same vehicle she observed earlier and began hitting her all over her body. Our sources say persons nearby heard screams and the commotion as the incident ensued.
It’s understood that the assault continued until someone opened the door to the woman’s house. That’s when the husband reportedly let the victim go and she ran inside and called the police.
Our news centre was told that the husband quickly drove away from the scene but later returned and drove his wife’s vehicle away.
It’s understood that the woman sustained injuries, however our news centre was not able to determine if she received medical treatment.
The cause of the assault is unknown, but the accused abuser was later arrested by police. It’s unclear whether he’s been offered bail and when he is set to appear in court to answer to charges.
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