Justice was swift for a St. George’s businessman who reportedly man who choose to burst the head of a senior police officer.
The court is sending a message.
This was the sentiment of lawyer Jerry Edwin following this morning’s sentencing of the man charged with wounding a sergeant of police.
38-year-old Godwin John, a businessman of Grenville street, St. George’s has been sentenced to 10 months in prison, four days after striking Sgt Adrian Panchoo over the head with a bottle.
The wounding incident occurred on Friday at Grenville Street, St. George’s when sergeant Panchoo intervened in an altercation between two men and was struck with a bottle to his head, causing him to sustain an injury that warranted five stitches.
Lawyer representing John, Jerry Edwin, said the court has had enough.
The maximum penalty for wounding according to Edwin is normally two years and a maximum fine of $4,000.
He says while the court was making a statement, other factors were considered in john’s sentencing.
Sergeant Panchoo is said to be recovering at home in good spirits.