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Tevin Ollivierre

The accused, Tevin Ollivierre leaves the Serious Offences Court on May 30 2023.

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A New Montrose man who allegedly stabbed a journalist in the back with a knife, resulting in him spending a week in hospital, has been granted bail.

On Tuesday, Tevin Ollivierre appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, charged that on April 3, at Paul’s Avenue, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Lyf Compton, of Gibson Corner.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The court heard that Compton, who reports for Searchlight newspaper, was hospitalised for a week as a result of the knife wound to the back.

It is not clear whether Compton suffered the injury in the course of his media work.

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The magistrate upgraded the station bail amount from EC$2,500 to EC$3,500.

She also ordered the defendant to have no contact with the virtual complainant.

The matter was adjourned and transferred to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court for hearing on July 24.