Charged with attempted murder of ex-lover

Colwyn Croal called ‘Alex Croal’

AFTER almost two months on the run for allegedly attempting to kill his estranged wife, Colwyn Alex Croal, aka ‘Brother’, of Canvas City, Wismar, Linden has on Tuesday been remanded to prison by Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse.

The two charges he faces read that: at 178 Blue Berry Hill, Wismar on April 3, 2016, the accused, with intent to commit murder, discharged a loaded firearm at Sherwin Hughes and Simone Belle Croal.

The accused was last weekend apprehended by law enforcement officers at Tabatinga, Lethem. According to Divisional Commander Ravindra Budram, through a proactive approach and intelligence-gathering, police ranks in ‘F’ Division were able to apprehend the wanted man for questioning in relation to the shooting.

Croal is said to have attacked Belle at a stall in the Mackenzie market, and later waited at her home with a loaded firearm. Upon her arrival there, he allegedly discharged several rounds at the car in which she was travelling. The woman was shot three times, while her male cousin was shot twice.

Croal’s car was found in the vicinity of Buck Town the following morning, and police raided his known hiding spots.

Croal has, on several occasions, been on the other side of the law, and a month before the incident, he staged a protest for the removal of Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus for allegedly tormenting him and accusing him of crimes he knew nothing about. His next court appearance will be on June 29, 2016.