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VC testifies again after alleged Banco Popular assault

The Virtual Complainant took the witness stand once again to tender a pair of broken spectacles into evidence at the Magistrate's Court on May 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown returned one of its main witnesses to the stand as the trial of Simeon Power continued before the Magistrate’s Court today, May 9, 2013.

Power, 30, pleaded not guilty to the offences of unlawful and malicious wounding and criminal damage and is being represented by attorney at law, Stephen Daniels. He was previously represented by another attorney but requested a change in representation after appearing before the court at an earlier hearing.

Senior Crown Counsel Sarah Benjamin told the court that the Virtual Complainant in the matter was unable to tender a damaged pair of antique spectacles into evidence when he was first brought to the stand therefore, the Crown, reserved its right to recall the VC to do so.

At least one other witness is expected to take the stand on behalf of the prosecution, according to Benjamin.

According to the allegations, on October 5, 2011 at about 2:30 P.M, the Complainant was a customer in a queue at the drive-thru teller at Banco Popular in Road Town. The Defendant, Simeon Power, was not in the queue; however, he allegedly drove his blue Mistusbishi vehicle from the back of the line and cut in ahead of the Complainant, Michael Helm.

The Complainant, who is an elderly gentleman, went and knocked on the Defendant’s car window, in a bid to talk to him about what he had done. The Defendant allegedly exited his vehicle, cursing, and pushed the Complainant, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement. This, according to the court, resulted in a wound to his forehead. The Complainant was also wearing an antique brown framed, multi invariable lens glasses, which allegedly got damaged when he fell to the ground.

The Defendant was allegedly pointed out at the scene by witnesses and arrested. The defendant was formally charged with the offences on October 6, 2011 .

13 Responses to “VC testifies again after alleged Banco Popular assault”

  • zoe (09/05/2013, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (24) Reply
    we beleive power
  • qc (09/05/2013, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So basically I know my boy and people are NOT guilty as hell.
  • shark (09/05/2013, 16:48) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I suspect the truth is somewhere in the middle.
  • mask man (09/05/2013, 17:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anyway, there are always three sides to a story
  • Real Talk (09/05/2013, 21:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's powers all right he feels he is on top. Lets c what paper work he could fill out to get out of this now
  • notes (10/05/2013, 09:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this guy is a bully, playing big against a frail old man.
  • Innocent (10/05/2013, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr power is ah nice person never known him to be rude and disrespectful always willing to help I refuse to think that this was an willful act innocent until proven guilty
  • Elli (10/05/2013, 11:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is this case still pending? It's totally ridiculous the time cases take to be called/finalised. SMH!
  • sticker (10/05/2013, 17:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This kind of behavior is not rare. Put the scumbag in jail. pushing an old man because he is white? boyy needs a whip on he.
    • proud to be black (10/05/2013, 19:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Idiots if you in ah bank line and someone came pounding on your window what would u do ask your seld that questions robbers come in all shape and sizes ages woman or man young or old
  • time will tell (10/05/2013, 19:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I scratching head....How do you cut in front someone in Banco's drive thru teller line? This should be interesting..
  • notafan (11/05/2013, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    disgraceful behavior he needs to be taught a lesson about respecting his elders

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