Teen charged in BT robbery, shooting

A boy of 16 was brought to Summary
Court on Wednesday, charged with attempted murder and robbery following
incidents in Bodden Town last Friday night.

Advised of his age, Chief
Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale remanded him in custody to be brought back to
Youth Court, which sits on Fridays.

“His co-accused are both adults,”
she said, reading from the court file. “Where are they?”

A police officer replied that they
were not charged.

The boy faces six separate charges,
five of which date from Friday, 11 June. The first, chronologically, is that he
stole an unknown amount of cash from Mosteyn’s Esso station in Bodden Town and,
at the time of doing so and in order to do so, used force against a named
person.

He is further accused of possession
of unlicensed firearms. The first relates to two red shotgun shells; the second
relates to a Remington 12-gauge shotgun.

The attempted murder charge alleges
that at Northward Road he unlawfully attempted to cause the death of Police
Constable Christopher Samuels and Police Sergeant Wendy Parchment. He is
further charged with unlawful use of a firearm by discharging it at the
officers.

On Monday, 14 June, it is alleged
that he refused to provide a specimen of urine for analysis.

The teen said nothing in court. His
attorney, John Furniss, said he would not be applying for bail at this time.

Because of his age, no details may
be published that would lead to his identity.