Trio remanded for unlawful confinement of young woman


Three men are behind bars today after they were charged with unlawful confinement of 21-year-old Osuide Simpson.

Twenty-five-year-old Dene Matherson and 27-year-old Glen Strann, both of DeSouza Road, along with 18-year-old Corey Cannonier of Bendals were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) on Thursday after appearing before the court.

Simpson, who had been missing for 10 days, was found by police officers on April 13 in a house off DeSouza Road, which was occupied by the three men.

They were arrested and taken into custody.

The trio appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, and were denied bail.

They were remanded to prison until June 22, when committal proceedings into the matter will begin.

A nationwide search had been conducted for Simpson along with 26-year-old Vincia James of New Winthorpes, who remains missing.

The police have continued to appeal to anyone with information as to James’ whereabouts to contact the nearest police station or the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913/462-3914.

A $10,000 award has been offered by the government for information to help find James and another $10,000 to help find 42-year-old Craig Richards, also known as “Twin”, and “Boss”, of Bathlodge, who was reported missing on March 22.

The amounts will be added to the reward monies offered by the families of James and Richards, who earlier told OBSERVER media that they were willing to pay EC $5,000 and US $10,000, respectively, to anyone who provided information about their whereabouts.

A local business is offering an additional $1,500 to find James.

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