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Woman blocks road to beat woman, court hears

Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole

A woman who allegedly blocked a roadway with her vehicle in order to corner another female into a beating has been called before the Magistrate’s Court.

Forty-five-year-old Loraine Callwood from Cane Garden Bay, who appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this month, pleaded not guilty to common assault.

The prosecution told the court that the complainant was a passenger in a vehicle that was being driven in the Huntum’s Ghut area of Tortola on July 20 last year.

Callwood allegedly parked her car across the thoroughfare, causing the vehicle in which the complaint was travelling to stop.

The accused then reportedly approached the vehicle, reached inside, and struck the complainant.

She then removed a hairpiece the complainant was wearing and threw it on the ground, the court heard.

Callwood then left the scene.

The matter was reported to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

During a interview with the police, Callwood claimed that both the complainant and her driver pulled a knife at her. She told the court: “I did not touch her.”

Callwood was granted $40,000 bail, and told to return to court for trial on October 16.

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