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MEDIA

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Man Convicted of Assaulting Police Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



Further Witness Appeal: Jokeem Richardson Road Fatality

The investigation and appeal for witnesses continues regarding the fatal collision that claimed the life of 23 year old Jokeem Richardson, which occurred around 4:15pm Wednesday, May 10th on Blue Hole Hill in Hamilton parish. In particular public bus passengers and other motorists that were traveling through the area at the time, as well as persons waiting at the bus stops in the area near Grotto Bay Beach Resort that witnessed the collision, are encouraged to come forward and contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247-1788.



Reported Rental Cycle & Car Collision in Sandys Parish [Updated]

Around 12:30pm Wednesday, May 17th police and first responders were dispatched to a reported collision in the Malabar Road, Sandys parish area. Initial information suggests that the collision involved a rental cycle and a car in the vicinity of Watford Bridge. Apparently the female rider and male pillion passenger of the rental cycle were injured and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment.



Man Arrested in Connection With Court Street Firearm Incident

A 29 year old man has been arrested in connection with the confirmed firearm incident that occurred around 6pm Sunday, May 14th in the Court Street, Elliot Street Pembroke area. A search warrant executed Monday evening in the King Street, Pembroke area – part of a proactive police investigation into the matter – led to the suspect being apprehended without incident.



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