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Knife-wielding tailor Copland receives High Court bail


The businessman who was involved in a knife attack at the St. John’s Craft Market, which saw him placed on remand at His Majesty’sPrison, has been granted bail in the High Court.

Marc Antony Copland’s attorney, Wayne Benjamin Marsh, made an application before a judge on his behalf.

As a result, the 28-year-old Liberta resident was granted bail in the sum of $30,000 with a cash deposit of $5,000.

The High Court judge outlined a number of conditions for Copland’sbail, including surrender of his passport and reporting to the LibertaPolice Station three times weekly.

Copland, who is a tailor by profession and runs a stall in the CraftMarket, is charged with wounding with intent to murder andwounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.Reports say that on October 12, at about 1:30 p.m., a feud betweenCopland, Kobe Stevens, and Stevens’ girlfriend, Malia Morton,escalated into an incident that ended up with the couple being takento the hospital.

Further reports say the pair was walking in the Craft Market whenthey were attacked by Copland, who allegedly wielded a sharpobject wrapped in a cloth, which resulted in them sustainingmultiple injuries to their faces.

They were transported to the hospital for medical treatment anddoctors there notified the Police of the incident.

When the police detained Copland, he told them the two victims hadfollowed him from Corn Alley to the Craft Market and attempted toattack him in his business place.

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According to him, he was forced to defend himself by using a knife that he keeps in his tailor shop.

He reportedly later handed over the weapon to the Police.

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