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Chief magistrate warns sureties

Heather-Lynn Evanson

Chief magistrate warns sureties

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The Magistrates’ Courts will be tightening the screws when it comes to dealing with sureties who neglect their duties.

So said Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes as he released five men, charged with stealing almost $80 000 worth of copper wire from a telecommunications company, on $20 000 bail each yesterday.

“A lot of you all don’t know when the trial is, when it’s starting, where it is,” he said to five sureties in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

“If you all don’t know if these men are going to be reporting to police, or if they are sticking to curfew, think long and hard about signing for them. (HLE)

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