Guardian photographer attacked as murder-accused breaks free from police

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 20:00

A news photographer attached to the Guardian newspaper's San Fernando bureau has been forced to seek medical attention at hospital after being attaked by a prisoner being escorted by police outside the San Fernando courthouse.

Rishi Ragoonath was taking photographs of the accused when the man, who is on four murder charges, broke loose from the police and attacked him.

The man kicked Ragoonath and injured him in his face.

He also caused the camera to fall to the ground and be badly damaged.

Police were able to apprehend the man a short while later, as he was still in handcuffs.

Ragoonath was being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital late this evening.