Friday, February 23, 2018

Biting teen asked: Are you related to footballer Suarez?


‘INTOXICATED’: Kadijah Wilson after she appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday, charged with assaulting two police officers, including biting one of them. —Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Mark Fraser

A TEENAGER who bit a police officer outside a bar was yesterday asked by a San Fernando magistrate whether she was the sister of Uruguay footballer Luis Suarez.

Kadijah Wilson, 18, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington charged with assaulting two police officers and using obscene language.

The waitress pleaded guilty to biting Constable Purcell Vialva and slapping and kicking Constable Sasha Arandell.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan told the court it was around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday that the special reserve officers, who are attached to the Rapid Response Unit, south mobile patrol, saw Wilson acting in an “erratic manner” along Gulf View Link Road, La Romaine.

When they approached Wilson, she cursed them and said she did not care about the police.

SRP Arandell told her of the offence of using obscene language and tried to arrest the teen, but she started fighting.

SRP Vialva assisted and, in the process, Wilson bit him on the left hand.

A medical was obtained on his behalf. 

Corporal Emrith charged Wilson with assaulting the officers in the execution of their duties and using obscene language.

When Wilson appeared before Wellington yesterday, she said she was “highly intoxicated” at the time of the incident and could not remember what had occurred.

She agreed with the police’s version of the incident as she said she had heard of her behaviour from others.

Wilson said she had gone to the restaurant and lounge along South Trunk Road, La Romaine with relatives and friends.

“Your name is Suarez... You are Suarez’s sister?” Wellington asked as he made reference to Uruguay striker Suarez who bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during this year’s World Cup in Brazil and was sent home in disgrace. 

Wellington continued to question Wilson’s behaviour and told her instead she should be trying to further her education.

Wilson was fined $400 for assaulting Vialva. In default of paying the money, she will serve two months in prison. 

She was also fined $275 for the assault on Arandell or to serve one month behind bars.

She was given until Friday to pay the money.

Wilson was also ordered to immediately pay $175 for using obscene language or serve a 21-day prison term.