Assault on CUC manager reported

A manager at Caribbean Utilities Company was assaulted in February while on the job, according to a report filed with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.  

The incident was reported on Feb. 19 just after 8 a.m., police confirmed this week. Information provided by the RCIPS indicated the CUC manager was “serving a suspension letter” on an employee when the manager was struck in the head, causing bleeding and requiring hospitalization.  

Contacted for further information this week, the RCIPS confirmed there was an investigation into the incident but that no charges had been filed as of press time Thursday.  

RCIPS Chief Inspector Raymond Christian provided the following statement on the incident: “An employee of CUC reported to 911 that his 62-year-old supervisor was assaulted at CUC’s office by one of his male subordinates, aged 39.  

“[RCIPS officers] attended and conducted their investigation. The victim attended the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital for treatment and [was] discharged.”  

The suspect in the incident was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm and was interviewed by police. He has since been released on police bail, which means officers are still investigating the case.  

CUC Chief Executive Officer Richard Hew confirmed on Wednesday that there had been an incident reported to police, but since it was a law enforcement matter, the company would not make any further comment on it.  

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