Trio Sentenced To Five Years After Assault

April 10, 2013

Three men were this morning [Apr 10] jailed for five years this morning [Apr 10] for their part in a group attack in Southampton on Good Friday last year.

Sergio Robinson-Woolridge [22], D’Angelo Clarke [22] and Gavaska Bascome [18], all appeared before Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman to receive their sentences for their role in the fight at Southampton Rangers Club on 6th April 2012.

Crown Prosecutor Cindy Clarke recommended the sentence for the unlawful possession of an offensive weapon, the machete used in the attack, should be the statutory minimum of five years.

Lawyer Charles Richardson, for D’Angelo Clarke, pointed out that at the time Mr Clarke’s brother had recently been shot and killed. Mr Richardson said the victim, Joshua Place, had a gold chain belonging to Mr Clarke’s brother and his client was trying to retrieve it.

Speaking to the Court, Mr Robinson-Woolridge, “I’m sorry. I’ve spent hours locked in my cell and have had lots of time to think about what happened. I take full responsibility for my actions. I’m asking for mercy.”

An emotional Mr Clarke said, “I’m sorry. I was attacked. I was robbed. I was assaulted. I was full of rage and desperate to get my brothers chain. All I wanted was my brother’s chain. I am sorry. I accept full responsibility”.

Each man was sentenced to five years in prison on the first charge of possessing a bladed article, and also received additional sentences ranging from 18 months to 2 years for the wounding charges. The additional sentences will be concurrently, so the final time to be served was five years.

Time served will be taken into consideration.

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  1. truth says:

    Funny how this side gets the min sentence. Bermudas police and system one big joke. bunch of pricks

    • real talk says:

      I AGREE! We all know they work alongside the —!
      They think they are winning the war but they can’t fool or run from their karma!
      Punks!

  2. Inspector Gadget says:

    All three of those guys are future criminals…

    • no name says:

      Thats not true. Way to be so negative.

    • DUHHHH says:

      Future criminals? They are criminals now

    • R U Serious says:

      Future criminals no babes they are already violent criminals this isnt the first and it wont be their last

  3. nok says:

    I thought it was a pretty good sentence (truth) just so you know regular thinking ppl dont care what side they are on they gone up the river they go and let them think about it. please note I not on anyside I am for the better Bermuda.

    • Timothy says:

      exactly nok, most “regular”people like you are ignorant of the details, as if bermuda isnt small enuff to see em.

  4. Bozey says:

    Suppose Mr. Bascome was there with a big fish grin on his face as always!! smh….

    • R U Serious says:

      thats cause he doesnt care, when he comes out he will continue on with his violence

  5. Big Boss says:

    @ truth, who is a bunch of pricks? It would appear that the police did their job, they caught them and brought them b4 a judge. That’s their job, they have no say in how much ‘time’ someone gets. Ur complaint is better aimed at the judge, who sets the time limit. FYI

    • real talk says:

      No! If you’ve observed all the cases regarding “this side” they always get the minimum I’m shocked they got any time at all!

      I hope they get their a#ses served to them in the GREAT walls of westgate!

      • no name says:

        Why would u say that? the defended themseves in the incident as they were attacted!!! they pleaded guilty and took responsibilty for their actions.

        • ... says:

          have u seen YouTube video they were not getting attacked they were attacking

          • no name says:

            THE VIDEO DOESNT SHOW WHEN TITTES TOOK THE CHAIN OFF OF D’ANGELOS NECK AND BRAKIN THE BOTTLE ACROSS IS HEAD!! AFTER THAT IS WHEN THEY ATTACTED!!

    • r says:

      i agreye with Big Boss… The police had two jobs, one was to arrest them and the second was to compile enough evidence so that the prosecutors could get them locked up. Its the fault of the Judge why their sentence was so low. I saw the video and i know all involved in this incident, those men deserved to get more prison time. Also with time served they will be out within the next three or four years. I hope Joshua gets a large settlement from the criminal compensations board, because if it was a smaller man being chopped and stabbed as many times and he did, they would have died. As far as parkside working for the —… we all know what goes down

  6. nok says:

    So agree big boss

  7. It's a crying shame says:

    —— MiddleTown used to have a value system and morals before their affiliation with PS. Until PS is disbanded and “west” OG’s hold the young guys in their neighborhood accountable for ignorant acts they commit which totally mimic the climate in the city this island will never know peace. We need to weed out the problematic forces in each neighborhood. The gangsters in every neighborhood need to be eradicated. Wipe those kinds of people out and this island will be paradise once more. No I do not advocate killing but every garden needs to be weeded. If they aren’t willing to come to a peace or some sort of a cease fire solely for the sake of the kids coming up after them they need to be WIPED OUT! It’s foolish of you all to think that the justice system can handle these issues. They just allow them time to regroup at Club WestGate and to grow bigger and stronger and be released to wreak havoc on the public. West OG’s live in fear of kids from their neighborhood the same as town. MEN NEED TO BE MEN AND WEED THE GARDEN. I myself intend to be a MAN!

  8. Smh says:

    Y are you silly people observing and arguing about sides? As far as I am concerned they are all from one side! IDIOT SIDE!

  9. frs says:

    —- is a serious informant who starts trouble and calls the police. You go and rob someone and hit them with rocks and bottle then tell the police after he defends himself. Smh. And all u weird ppl on here commenting and dnt kno what you are talking about. All of you need to find out your facts before you talk and sound foolish

    • #Warwick says:

      Seems like that side like starting trouble. Why be in a place where you know its going b trouble wrong place wrong time. Nt wishing Jail on no one but there you go 5years for being in the wrong place. #always2side2theStory

    • SPEECHLESS JONES says:

      IT’S FOOLISH THAT THESE DIM DUMBS THAT THINK GOING TO JAIL IS THE IN-TING AND TRYING TO KILL SOMEONE OVER DIM DUMB REASONS…AND THEN FOOLISH PEOPLE SAY YOU DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY.

      THESE EVIL EVENTS ARE NON HOLY AND ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE HOLES IN THE SQUENCE OF EVENTS. PEOPLE THAT WITNESS DON’T WANT TO FILL THE WHOLES TO PREVENT BLOGERS SAYING FOOLISHNESS.

      YA DIG?

  10. @frs says:

    He didn’t get Rob. Maybe he shouldn’t of been der maybe his mouth gt him into trouble. As warwick said “wrong Place wrong time”now look Jail time. No informents on myside”

  11. frs says:

    Lol. Its funny looking at the comments. All you people are a bunch of losers with no life. For the people who know the truth I applaud. For the bubbleheads lol. Say it to their families face. If you haven’t been in the circumstance keep your comments to yourself. My homie can’t get his dead brothers chain back something that was very sentimental to him and his family. If you knew the pain his family is going through for this you wouldn’t make such reckless comments. If you ask me, you all should be behind bars because your adding fuel and angering the people who love these young men. And for the idiot who saw the video to make comments makes you an idiot also because the video doesn’t show what takes place in the beginning. Just stay behind your computers and make comments that make no sense.

    • Timothy says:

      frs, you are a hyppcrite, fool.

    • DUHHHH says:

      Should have known you was a “homie” of one of them lmao. And you’re on here talking about everyone else lol HYPOCRITE

    • R U Serious says:

      so you are saying that bascome is innocent all round hhmmmm

  12. frs says:

    And an ord road member sent the police the video. Kno dat. Add — on fb so you can see the statements

  13. Cookie says:

    What sentence do they expect them to get? The got 5 years… I think thats a fare sentence tbh. They didn’t kill anyone and it wasn’t attempted murder so how long would you expect them to serve? If you knew anything about the situation you would know that the young man went off his head when a certain victim grabbed his dead brothers chain off his neck. Now, I can say he should have exercised more self control, but I was not the one in that situation. And in all honesty the person who did ‘snitch’ will have his day as well because he himself is a criminal, but no crime should go unpunished no matter which perspective you look at it because then we’d have an island of lunatics committing crimes and using excuses to commit them. Which we slyly already have. Soooo justice has been served, and justice isn’t always fair. If he thinks he was fairly sentenced he should appeal.

  14. frs says:

    Bottom line all u idiots comin at me are dumb as hell. If you live in the streets den u should play by the rules that come with the game

  15. duh says:

    5 years!!!! Good job!

  16. talk foolish says:

    frs shut up….you do the time you pay the crime….foolish…no it was not their fault how it got started but they finished it…it did not have to go that far….tired of you violent ppl thinking the only way to violence is more violence….

  17. Beyond2 says:

    Looks like the attack made it on the Internet, way to sell tourism. The people commenting think it’s a war torn African nation.

    http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/video.php?v=wshhf3W152PYSt7zQtaY

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