The lifeless body of a prisoner who was arrested for assault under the Domestic Violence Act was found in the Leonora Police Station lock-ups on Monday. Dead is 48-year-old Brian Knight of Fellowship Street, Dem Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD).
Based on reports received at about 13:30h on Monday, a Police rank went to check on the prisoner who was held in the Number One (#1) cell when he made the discovery. He was reportedly found hanging.
Knight was expected to make his court appearance today, charged with assault.
In August last, convicted prisoner Allen Thomas, 25, of Shea Village, South Rupununi, was found in a sitting position and hanging from the inside door handle of the lock-ups at the Lethem Police Station with his underwear tied around his neck.
The Police said that he was rushed to the Lethem Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
It was reported that Thomas had appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson on July 27, 2021, at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm, where he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment.
At the time of his demise, he was the only prisoner in the lock-ups, pending transportation to the Georgetown Prison.