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39 people charged by DPP for serious crime last month

May 2, 2018 1:16 am

Thirty-nine people were charged by the Director of Public Prosecutions Office with a total of 32 counts of separate incidents of serious crime last month.

The DPP in it’s statement says among the incidents, two police officers were involved with one alleged to have assaulted his wife and another alleged to have struck another officer in a brawl while he was drunk.

Eight juveniles were charged with aggravated robbery offences.

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There were 26 victims of the 32 counts of separate incidents.

Of the 26, there were three incidents where the accused and victims were related to one another.

Two of these three offences were husbands allegedly assaulting their wives with intent to cause actual bodily harm, while another husband was charged with disabling with intent to commit an offence.

The DPP statement also states cash and assorted items ranging between $50 to $3,400 were stolen during the alleged aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary offences which consisted of home invasions, office and shop break-ins, vehicle break-ins, and daylight street robberies.

The assorted items stolen ranged from mobile phones, jewellery, alcohol, electronic goods and household items.

There was one incident of aggravated burglary and theft where five marijuana plants were stolen from the Police exhibit room.

Two cases were withdrawn after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed due to the absence of complainant and a change in the witness evidence.

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