Man jailed for Couva assault
A COUVA magistrate on Friday sentenced a man to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for two counts of assault with intent to rob.
Shermon Francis pleaded guilty to the charges laid by PC Huggins.
The court heard that at about 4.25 pm last Sunday, two people were standing at the front gate of their home at Derry Lane, Mc Bean Village, in Couva.
A group of men, including one with a gun, held up the two. A struggle ensued and the gunman and his accomplices got into a Nissan B15 which sped off. The culprits did not get a chance to steal anything.