…victim sought protection, escort homeA former supporter of the People’s National Congress who switched to the People’s Progressive Party is accusing Government official Aubrey Norton of verbally assaulting and harassing her on Friday which resulted in her seeking Police protection and an escort to safety.Alicia Adams told this publication on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday evening in the vicinity of Orange Walk, Bourda.According to Adams, Norton and herself were at the same location and as she ventured to her car to collect an item, he followed her. She claimed that it was while she was at the car that he began making offensive remarks; threatening her life. She added that she moved away and approached a group of friends but Norton, who was allegedly in a drunken state, went over to her friends and continued to verbally assault her about her decision to leave the PNC.“He left and he come towards me and he started verbally assaulting me. He said ‘if you know what I would do you and nothing wouldn’t come out of it’. To avoid him, I sat down. He came and pulled the chair away from me,” said Adams.She claimed that he positioned himself as though he was armed with a weapon or firearm which prompted persons who were present to intervene.“I left and went over to my car and Aubrey Norton kept walking behind me. He put his hands by his waist and that’s when one of the girls there said to go in my car while the other one was holding him back before he get to me,” she explained.The police were summoned and upon arriving, officers detected the seriousness of the matter and both persons were taken to the Albouystown Police Station.“I went to the station and from the time Aubrey walk in, he start barging and start again…When I was giving my statement, he start interrupting again. He had a boy with him and he barge past the counter towards me.”Fearing for her life, the woman said that she sought an escort to a secure location. She claimed that she made a decision not to go home on Friday evening since Norton had reportedly threatened to have her family removed from their Campbellville, Georgetown home.The woman is contending that it is not the first time such an encounter has occurred. She said that it has escalated now.Threats were made by the accused ever since she pulled support from the PNC and joined the People’s Progressive Party. However, if she is harmed in any way, Adams pointed out that Norton would be responsible.Efforts by Guyana Times to contact Norton for a comment proved futile.