Grenada's Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell condemns attack on World javelin champion Anderson Peters

By August 11, 2022
Anderson Peters, the 2022 World javelin champion is nursing injuries after he was assaulted by several men on a boat in Grenada on Wednesday night. Anderson Peters, the 2022 World javelin champion is nursing injuries after he was assaulted by several men on a boat in Grenada on Wednesday night.

Prime Minister of Grenada Dickon Mitchell has condemned the attack on 2022 World javelin champion Anderson Peters on Wednesday night and expects a speedy conclusion to the investigation being conducted by the Royal Grenada Police.

The 24-year-old Peters was allegedly attacked by several men onboard the Harbour Master boat on Wednesday night. He was beaten and thrown overboard during the altercation. A video that subsequently surfaced showed several men punching and kicking the elite athlete prior to him being thrown overboard.

Several people have been taken into custody but no one has yet been charged. Police said the investigations into the incident are ongoing and that it will take some time because of the number of individuals said to be involved.

Prime Minister Mitchell, who assumed office on June 24, released a statement on Thursday in which he also wished the Commonwealth Games silver medallist a speedy recovery from the injuries he sustained during the incident.

“Like so many of you, I, too, viewed the video of the altercation that involved our national sporting icon and international champion, Anderson Peters, and I am alarmed and troubled by what was shown,” the prime minister said.

“The facts are still unknown but the persons involved are currently assisting the police with the investigation, which we expect will be swift.

“As a Government, we unequivocally condemn violence of any kind and call on all citizens and visitors to maintain a posture of respect to differing perspectives and to opt for rational debate over extreme behaviour.

“I wish Anderson, and all other persons injured during the altercation, a speedy recovery from the injuries sustained.”

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