Sibling rivalry lands brothers in court

Two brothers were on Wednesday cross charged with assault and abusive language when they appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Joshua Ferreira and Compton Ferreira both pleaded not guilty to the offences, which alleged that on June 20, at David Street, Kitty, Georgetown, they assaulted each other with intent to cause actual bodily harm. It is also alleged that on the same day at the same location, they used abusive language towards each other.
According to the prosecution’s case, the two brothers were arguing over a bucket of water after which a fight ensued. Joshua Ferreira while attempting to defend himself took up a knife and threatened his brother, the Prosecution contended.
Magistrate Moore ordered a probation officer to examine the matter after which she will report her findings to the court.
The men were both placed on self bail and will return to court on June 30.