Defence seeks paper committal

first_imgTaxi driver’s murderFollowing numerous delays in the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of Owayne Lynch, a taxi driver who was killed while plying his trade in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, Attorney-at-Law Glen Hanoman, who is representing the accused, is seeking to have a paper committal to determine whether adequate evidence exists for his client to stand trial in the High Court.Forty-eight-year-old Kwayana Fernandes, a mason of 475 Cemetery Road, Mocha, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 6 last, at Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lynch.The matter was then adjourned to January 8, 2020.It was reported that on the night in question, Lynch was plying his trade in a black Toyota IST when the dispatcher sent him to an area in Sophia to pick up a passenger who was reportedly heading for Mocha.It was reported that the taxi driver and the passenger got into an argument over the payment and it was then that the passenger pulled out an ice pick from his pocket and dealt him several stabs to his body.Lynch was later seen lying motionless on Cemetery Road, Mocha. His body bore multiple wounds and an ice pick was found near the scene. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Lynch, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, was employed at Swift Cabs, located on Dennis Street, Sophia.last_img read more

News in brief: Chelsea youngster’s loan move, Blues U21s draw, Fox to play in Stones game

first_imgChelsea Under-21sThe Blues’ development side drew 0-0 with RC Lens’ second team in the first of two matches to be played on their brief trip to France. Mason Mount hit the crossbar early on with a header, while Charlie Wakefield and Ike Ugbo went close late on. They play Reims on Sunday.Victorien AngbanSpanish side Granada have announced that they have signed the Chelsea teenager on loan. Ivorian midfielder Angban, 19, first came to Chelsea’s attention in 2012 but only signed in 2015 once he had qualified for a work permit. He then spent last season with Belgian side Sint-Truiden and will join fellow Chelsea loanee Jeremie Boga at Granada.BrentfordChief executive Mark Devlin says he expects around 3,000 fans at Griffin Park for Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Kaiserslautern, including almost 1,000 coming from Germany.Brentford BLukas Tabro scored the winning penalty against his former club as the Bees’ rebranded development squad beat Odense Under 19s in a shoot-out.The match at Vildbjerg Stadion ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bradley Clayton cancelling out Odense’s first-half opener. Brentford keeper Ellery Balcombe saved two penalties, with Danny Parish, Jarvis Edobor, Chris Mepham, Clayton, Marc Rio and Zain Westbrook netting.Ruel FoxThe former Tottenham and Newcastle winger has been added to the squad of Premier League legends who will play Wealdstone in a charity match on Sunday 31 July. Ex-QPR winger Trevor Sinclair and four other former England internationals – Darren Anderton, Dion Dublin, Kevin Davies and Chris Powell – are also expected to feature.Hayes & Yeading UnitedFormer Barnet and Birmingham left-back Kamal Guthmy and ex-Uxbridge striker Melford Simpson have both joined the Southern League club.Skipper Adam Everitt – who had attracted interest from other clubs following the club’s relegation from National League South – experienced former Premier League midfielder James Harper and full-back Jim Fenlon have all signed new deals. Academy graduates Lucas Sinclair, Ethan Grant and Jack Raines have also signed first-team forms.HendonFormer Northwood striker Niko Muir, who made a solitary appearance for the Greens a few years ago, has rejoined the club.Alan Turvey TrophyHarrow Borough will entertain Wingate & Finchley in the first round of the Ryman League Cup, while Hendon will host Met Police.MiddlesexThe second XI games against Nepal on Monday and Wednesday of next week have been cancelled.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more