updated 8:22 AM UTC, Oct 17, 2019

18months in prison for assault of police officer

Louis Dean Hamilton Golding, 41 was sentenced to eighteen months in prison before the Intermediate Court for the assault of a police officer.

He was also sentenced to 12 months in jail for each of the four charges of theft he responded to. He committed them in 2013 at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital in Pamplemousses. He will serve the sentences simultaneously.

Louis Dean Hamilton Golding responded to the Intermediate Court with four charges of theft and a charge of assaulting a police officer. The crimes were committed in 2013 at the Cardiac Unit of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital (SSRN) in Pamplemousses.

At his trial, he pleaded guilty. He promised that he would no longer commit an offense and explained that he had committed these thefts under the influence of alcohol.

The evidence of the accused had been produced in court. He made a confession and explained his procedure. Thus, he had taken possession of several items that were in handbags, left by their owners.

On January 17, 2013, at SSRN Hospital, he stole a pair of sandals, four bank cards, a Nokia branded laptop, to the detriment of a Care Attendant Hospital at SSRN Hospital.

On the same day, he took a bank card and a sum of Rs 100. These items belonged to a nurse. Subsequently, he stole an identity card, a chocolate, a pen, a bank card, a charger, precious stones and a sum of Rs 6,000, to the detriment of a doctor of this hospital.

He also took a purse, a cup and a sum of money that belonged to a nurse.

The same day, he also attacked a police officer by beating him. The latter caught him in the act of stealing. He had tried to escape him.

In her verdict, Magistrate Navina Parsuramen notes that the accused has an important criminal record. She emphasizes that the crimes committed are serious and that the latter has had the opportunity to change his life, to no avail.