A man has been charged and remanded after another man was falsely imprisoned and attacked with a baseball bat in Watford.
Seun Daramola, of Byron Road in Wealdstone, London, was charged with the following offences on Friday 21 January:
- Causing GBH with intent – Section 18 (two counts)
- False Imprisonment (two counts)
- Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (heroin)
- Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine).
The charges relate to two incidents at an address in Westland Road, Watford, on Friday, January 14 and Thursday, January 20 respectively.
A man aged in his 40s and a teenage boy were held against their will inside the address, before the man was assaulted with a baseball bat.
He suffered fractures, bruising and swelling, and required hospital treatment.
Police attended and large amount of class A drugs were recovered from the address, along with several mobile phones and hundreds of pounds in cash.
Following charge, 37-year-old Daramola appeared at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 22 January before he was remanded back into custody.
His next appearance at St Albans Crown Court has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 22.
Detective Constable George Lewin, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We are pleased to have secured these charges, and we want to reassure the community that violence has no place in Watford.
“We shall wait for the justice system to take its course.”
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Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.