Police appeal for witnesses to Pembroke gunfire

  • Cause for concern: Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford at a press conference (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Cause for concern: Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford at a press conference (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Public appeal: Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford, left, with Detective Sergeant Jason Smith and Acting Inspector Shakisha Minors (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

    Public appeal: Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford, left, with Detective Sergeant Jason Smith and Acting Inspector Shakisha Minors (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)


Shots were fired outside a house in Pembroke on Sunday night, police said yesterday.

The incident in Happy Valley Lane was the fourth of its kind in a month inside a small radius in the central parishes.

The latest firearms incident, which police said was gang related, did not result in injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford said that over the past four weeks, four firearms incidents had occurred inside “a mile-and-a-half radius where unscrupulous gunmen discharged firearms indiscriminately”.

A man was injured on September 20 when shots were fired in the area of Roberts Avenue, Devonshire, and gunshots were fired without causing injury on the night of October 2 in the Friswells Hill neighbourhood.

There were no reported injuries after further gunplay on the night of October 14 on Curving Avenue, Pembroke.

Mr Glasford said police had stepped up their presence in the affected area and that a Community Action Team would “speak to residents most recently affected and provide the community with reassurance”.

He added: “Such incidents create angst in these densely populated communities where hard-working Bermudian families live.”

Mr Glasford appealed for witnesses and said that officers were keen to speak to anyone who might be able to provide descriptions of suspects, direction of travel and details on anyone in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Mr Glasford added that police were aware of the impact gun incidents had on neighbourhoods.

He said: “When you see innocent persons being targeted, it does cause concern — we are doing everything we can to reassure the community, especially now they have moved into isolated neighbourhoods.”

He added: “There has been a spate of incidents and we are appealing for persons to come forward.

“The first option is Crime Stoppers, but we encourage people to contact us by phone.

“To meet in person would be ideal. We can address concerns over safety and put appropriate measures in place.”

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Published Oct 23, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 7:59 am)

Police appeal for witnesses to Pembroke gunfire

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