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Political activist Rameish Simpson back in police custody for violating bail condition

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:30 PM
- Photo via Twitter. The Mitsubishi Pajero that ended up in the sea after the driver was chased by the police in St Thomas

Rameish Simpson, one of the two St Thomas men accused of driving into the sea in an attempt to evade the police has been taken back into to custody for breaching a condition of his bail.

Simpson was on bail in the sum of $3 million.

One of his bail conditions was a curfew order which required him to be at home between 6 o'clock in the evenings and 6 o'clock in the mornings.

Simpson’s attorney, Hensley Williams, says he understands that Simpson was late in returning home to meet his curfew by about 15 minutes.

He says his client was taken into police custody yesterday.

The attorney says he will be going to the night court at the Yallahs Resident Magistrate’s Court in St Thomas to seek to have Simpson’s bail restored.

Simpson and his cousin Richard are charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition arising from the alleged December 2015 police chase that ended in the sea in St. Thomas.