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Man Convicted of Assaulting Police Officer

Fri, 2017-05-26

Last week Mr. Edmund Smith was convicted in Magistrates’ Court of assaulting Inspector Scott Devine outside the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016.

The 52 year old was sentenced to one year imprisonment by Magistrate Archibald Warner for the offence.

Policing Plans for 26th & 31st May Court Appearances

Thu, 2017-05-25

The next court appearances for defendants in relation to the offences committed at the House of Assembly on 2nd December 2016, will take place 26th May and 31st May 2017.

All sessions will take place at the Dame Lois Browne Evans building.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support for the defendants and therefore, plans are in place to cater to large numbers of people attending on the days mentioned.

Policing Plan for Same Sex Marriage Demonstration

Tue, 2017-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware that appeals are being made for the public to show support at a planned demonstration at the House of Assembly regarding same sex marriage between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on Thursday 25th May.

A policing plan has been developed to accommodate a peaceful gathering while ensuring the functions in the building are not interrupted.

Policing for 2017 Heritage Day Holiday

Tue, 2017-05-23

Gold Commander Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament: Before we start on behalf of the Bermuda Police Service I wish to express our sincere condolences to the victims and families of the Manchester bombing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our UK law enforcement partners as they address this horrific attack.

The Bermuda Police Service wishes to take this opportunity to advise the public on a number of matters to ensure a peaceful and safe time during this year’s Heritage Day holiday and especially in the build up to the America’s Cup activities.

BPS Detectives Trained and Re-Certified in Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Finance Investigations

Tue, 2017-05-23

The Bermuda Police Service has recently completed training for detectives in the Organised & Economic Crime Department (OECD).

Partnering with the U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA) & the Metropolitan Police National Counter Terrorism Command (NTFIU), a total of eleven officers travelled to the United Kingdom to complete training in anti-money laundering, confiscating criminal proceeds, and terrorism finance investigations.

Investigation Continues Regarding Friday Night’s Firearm Incident

Mon, 2017-05-22

The investigation continues regarding the confirmed firearm incident where a 17 year old male was shot and injured around 11:15pm Friday, May 19th in the North Shore Road, Glebe Road Devonshire area.

It is now understood that the teenage male victim was part of a gathering of individuals at a residence in the neighbourhood when the incident took place.

Two Visitors Injured in Rental Auxiliary Cycle Crash Recovering

Fri, 2017-05-19

Around 1pm Thursday, May 18th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported single vehicle rental cycle crash on Harrington Sound Road in Hamilton parish near the junction with Quarry Road.

It appears that the rider and pillion passenger of the two wheeled rental auxiliary cycle, believed to be a 58 year old man and a 56 year old woman, struck a wooden railing in the vicinity of Shark Hole Hill.

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