Sunday 19 November 2017

Student 'sorry' for threatening Guyana leader

An Irish teenager expressed regret and relief following the dismissal of criminal charges for a drunken threat to Guyana's president.

Cillian James Crossan said he was eager to move past the incident involving two bodyguards to the president of the South American country.

"I am happy it's all over," 17-year-old Cillian, from Co Louth, said. "If I could do anything to change what happened I would."

He spoke from a town near the border with Brazil a day after a court announced prosecutors had withdrawn the charge of provoking a breach of the peace.

Cillian is spending a year in Guyana as a volunteer teacher. He was arrested in April after a conversation with two bodyguards of President Donald Ramotar in which he said he would shoot the leader.

Irish Independent

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