BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - FORMER government minister Lindsay Grant has reportedly been found guilty in relation to an incident that occurred last year.
Police have confirmed that he had appeared before a Magistrate and was convicted on three charges - Battery on Police, Obstruction and Threatening Language - that were laid before him by the police.
According to a police statement last year, while at the Last Lap Bar and Restaurant in Bird Rock, Grant allegedly berated and assaulted several officers during the execution of their duties.
“He has been charged for the offences of Beating a Police Officer in the Execution of her Duties and Assaulting a Police Officer in the Execution of his Duties.,” police said in a statement at that time.
But shortly after the incident, Grant indicated that he believed there were forces within the Government that were seeking to see him being charged.
According to the document issued last year, it was alleged that Grant “did beat Kerese Howe, a member of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force” while the officer sought to execute her duty.
At that time, the People’s Action Movement in a statement said that Grant believed the charges were “baseless”.
“Indeed, we are aware of a political subtext to the entire issue, and there have been naked attempts by some to seek to score political points,” the Party stated.
The former Minister of Tourism is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday (Nov. 21).