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Guyana to drop threat charge against teen

A SOUTH American country is preparing to drop charges against an Irish teenage charity worker accused of threatening to shoot and kill its president, writes Bert Wilkinson and Louise Hogan.

Cillian Crosson (17), from Ardee, Co Louth, was charged with threatening to shoot and kill the president of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, at an annual Easter rodeo in the town of Lethem near the country's border with Brazil on March 29.

A lawyer for Mr Crosson, Glenn Hanoman, told the court Cillian was joking and it was an alcohol-fuelled conversation.

A letter penned by Guyana's Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali Hack to the magistrate's court states that the prosecutor wishes to "discontinue the criminal proceedings".

Irish Independent