From the Courts
November 26, 2013

Tour guide ordered not to come within 50 yards of curator

Tour guide St Clair Badnock has been ordered not to make any contact with curator of the Botanic Gardens Gordon Shallow, or come within 50 yards of Shallow’s home or workplace, while out on bail.{{more}}

Badnock appeared at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday morning before Chief Magistrate Sonya Young, and was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with one surety.

He has been charged with maliciously uttering threats to the lives of Gordon Shallow and his family and unlawful assault.

Prosecutor Inspector Adolphus Delplesche said that he had no objections to bail; however, he requested that the defendant not be allowed to enter the Botanic Gardens where Shallow, the virtual complainant, is employed.

“He (Badnock) professes to be a tour guide,” Inspector Delpesche told the court.

But the chief magistrate said she could not grant Delpeche’s request, as the Botanic Gardens is a public place.

Badnock must, however, not come within 50 yards of Shallow’s home or workplace.

Badnock is alleged to have physically assaulted Shallow on November 15, by pushing him on the right shoulder, causing him to almost fall over a bridge located at the Gardens.

The 53-year-old is expected to return to court on March 26, 2014. (DD)