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Man 'rescued' by MP freed of charges

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The man who was allegedly rescued from the police by Western St Thomas Member of Parliament James Robertson was on Wednesday freed in the Gun Court.

Rameish Simpson, of White Horses, St Thomas, was freed of charges of shooting with intent at the police and illegal possession of firearm.

Defence lawyer Charles Ganga Singh submitted in court that the Crown did not prove its case against Simpson.

Supreme Court judge Kay Beckford, after hearing Simpson's defence that the police wanted to kill him, freed Simpson.

The judge said the prosecution did not prove its case against Simpson.

Following Simpson's rescue in January last year, Robertson, who is also the minister of energy and mining, was summoned to court.

He was served with summonses for obstructing the police and using abusive and calumnious language.

When Robertson appeared in court last year, he apologised to the police and the court for what had happened.

Resident Magistrate Andrea Thomas admonished and discharged Robertson.