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Reported Disturbance at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [Updated]

Sun, 2017-06-11

Around 5pm Sunday, June 11th police officers responded to a reported disturbance at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Initial information suggests that two men visiting the hospital were involved in an altercation in a public area of the second floor general wing, with one said to have brandished a bladed article.

The 35 year old man and 28 year old man involved were injured and apparently sustained non-life threatening wounds.

Reported Gunshots in Sandys Parish

Sun, 2017-06-11

Around 5:45pm Saturday, June 10th police officers responded to a report of gunshots in the Cooks Hill, Sandys parish area.

A search was made of that location and surrounding areas but no evidence to substantiate the report was found.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

Sudden Death of Shawn Crockwell JP MP

Sat, 2017-06-10

The Bermuda Police Service regrets to announce the death of Mr. Shawn Crockwell JP MP.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

Mr. Crockwell was found in an unresponsive state at a Hamilton parish residence around 4pm today (Saturday, June 10th).

He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by the attending doctor.

Advisory Regarding Burglaries at Commercial Premises

Fri, 2017-06-09

Following recent reported burglaries at commercial premises, business owners are reminded to take basic crime prevention steps to minimise the attraction and impact of these acquisitive crimes.

Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament of the Crime Division states: “Simple measures such as installing motion activated outside lighting, installing or refreshing existing alarm systems and/or CCTV helps in target hardening of facilities, which can go a long way in deterring criminals from selecting your premises.

Man Injured in Front Street Disturbance

Thu, 2017-06-08

Around 2:30am today (Thursday, June 8th) police officers and first responders were dispatched to a reported disturbance on Front Street in the City of Hamilton.

Initial information suggests that a fight involving several individuals occurred in the vicinity of Parliament Street.

Sixth Road Fatality for 2017: Kenneth Simmons

Wed, 2017-06-07

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 46 year old Kenneth Simmons and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Simmons was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck around 11pm Friday, May 19th on Harrington Sound Road in Smith’s parish near Odyssey Drive.

He was initially treated in the Intensive Care Unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital before being airlifted overseas for further medical treatment.

ICU Condition Update

Tue, 2017-06-06

At last check earlier this morning (June 6th) the 8 year old boy injured in a motocross cycle crash on West Pembroke Primary School field around 2:25pm Sunday, June 4th was in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Inquiries continue and any witnesses that have not yet come forward are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744.

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