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Shaun Blunden threatened at St Albans Prison

Jul 1, 2015
Shaun Blunden threatened at St Albans Prison

The bail hearing of Blunden Coach Tours owner, Shaun Blunden, is expected to continue for the second day in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday - more than a week after he was arrested at his home.

On Tuesday, the court heard from Blunden's lawyer, Paul Roelofse, he was able to pay a bail amount of R10 000 and that he would not interfere with state witnesses.

In the affidavit, Blunden said that he was receiving threats at St Albans prison, where he is being held, from gang members owing to his involvement with the anti-gang organisation, Padav, in the 1990's.

Blunden faces charges of attempted murder after he allegedly shot his sister's ex-husband, Deon Williams, and allegedly assauledt and pointed a firearm at his niece, Kaylin Williams, during a domestic dispute at his mother's house two Saturdays ago.

The dispute related to a family, which formed part of his late father's estate. 

He also faces additional charges of malicious damage to property and intimidation of witnesses.

The investigating officer on the case, Vuyolwethu Pinn, also testified to the alleged threats that Blunden made against his niece and his former brother-in-law.