* File photo. Charges: Carlena Caines, left, is accused of helping boyfriend Jermaine Simmons flee after his alleged involvement in an attack on a man in a nightclub. His co-accused, Frederick Swann, right, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm.
* File photo. Charges: Carlena Caines, left, is accused of helping boyfriend Jermaine Simmons flee after his alleged involvement in an attack on a man in a nightclub. His co-accused, Frederick Swann, right, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm.
An airline employee helped her boyfriend flee the island after he was involved in an attack that left a man in a coma, a court heard.

Carlena Caines is said to have "facilitated" Jermaine Simmons' escape from Bermuda on a U.S. Airways flight on the same day as the brutal assault.

A jury at Supreme Court was told Mr. Simmons and Frederick Swann attacked Damon Robinson in the early hours of August 15.

Unconscious

The assault took place at Champions nightclub, where Miss Caines worked as a barmaid.

Mr. Simmons allegedly repeatedly punched Mr. Robinson during the attack, which spilled out on to the street. Mr. Swann, 27, is accused of kicking Mr. Robinson in the face and knocking him unconscious.

Prosecutor Maria Sofianos told the jury Mr. Robinson suffered extensive injuries due to the attack.

She said: "Staff were in the process of closing when the victim walked into the bar. The video footage shows something happened to make Swann and Simmons rush at the victim in the bar.

"The footage shows Simmons kicking the victim while Miss Caines continued to work behind the bar. The beating continued with Simmons punching the victim to the face.

"The victim got away and ran off down the street.

"Simmons and Swann pursued the victim on to Front Street, where he picked up a bottle from the garbage." Ms Sofianos told the court the two men left their victim lying unconscious in the middle of the road.

She added: "The two men were then seen punching and kicking the victim. The victim was on his hands and knees spitting out blood. Then Swann kicked him so hard in the face he knocked him immediately unconscious."

The court heard Mr. Robinson suffered a collapsed left lung, a broken jaw and swelling and bleeding to the brain.

He was taken to hospital and put in an "induced" coma.

Accessory

Mr. Simmons boarded a U.S. Airways flight bound for America at 5pm the same day and has not returned, the jury was told.

Ms Sofianos said: "That (the flight) was facilitated by Miss Caines, who was an employee of U.S. Airways.

"Mr. Simmons was booked on a return flight to Bermuda on September 1, 2009, but has not returned."

Miss Caines, of Pembroke, denies being an accessory after the fact to felony, while Mr. Swann, also of Pembroke, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

The trial continues.