MONDAY, AUGUST 20: A 36-year-old woman gave an unusual response in court this morning when asked to plea to assault charges: “No comment”.

Tomika Taylor was charged with unlawfully assaulting Debra Chase on July 9 in St Georges and causing her bodily harm.

When asked for her plea, Ms Taylor said: “No comment”.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner explained to her she had to enter an unequivocal plea, either guilty or not guilty.

But Ms Taylor continued to argue with the Magistrate and said: “I’m not going to say guilty or not guilty to something I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Mr Warner then said: “I am trying my best to help you and explain to you and offer you help.

“If you continue this way, they’re going to put you in the cells.

“I am saying to you take a few minutes and listen to duty counsel.

“She is here to help you to understand what is going on.”

After speaking to Duty Counsel Susan Moore-Williams, Ms Taylor pleaded not guilty.

The matter was adjourned to trial on September 25.

She was released on $2,000 bail with one surety.