Businessman freed of larceny

November 24, 2015

A St Catherine businessman was freed in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court of larceny charges recently.

He is Clement Burford, 53, from Guys Hill.

When the matter came up before Resident Magistrate Natalee Brooks it was decided that the Crown did not have a case.

Attorney-at-Law Earl Hamilton successfully argued that there was no warrant on file.
He said that there should have been a warrant under section 8 of the Unlawful Possession of Property Act to seized the vehicle in question.

The RM concurred with the application and ruled that the case should be dismissed for want of prosecution. The 2003 Toyota Probox motor car which was seized was ordered returned to the accused.

The police alleged that in August this year, the accused displayed the car for sale. Investigators said that intelligence suggested that the car was unlawfully obtained. It was seized and investigations led to Burford been charged with unlawful possession of property.

He made several court appearances and maintained his innocence throughout.

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