Bar worker stabbed outside his home


A popular bar worker was stable in hospital yesterday after he was stabbed multiple times outside his home.

The 43-year-old, from Paget, was on his way back from work in Dockyard when he was attacked by two men in the early hours of yesterday morning.

His condition was at first said to be “critical” but he was later listed as stable in the intensive care unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Emergency crews attended after a report of an incident outside a home on Harbour Road, in the Valley Road area of Paget at 2.53am.

A police spokesman said the man was travelling on a motorcycle when he was approached by two men, who were also on a bike.

He continued: “When the victim arrived at his dwelling he was set upon by the two males and was subsequently stabbed multiple times.”

A cordon was put up while officers examined the scene.

Neighbours feared the attack could have been an attempted robbery that escalated to violence.

One man did not hear the incident but was alerted by his pets.

He said: “The dogs were barking so I took them out. This must have been after the fact because the dogs would have heard a commotion, but I didn’t hear a thing.”

The neighbour added: “This is not a Harbour Road thing.”

Another said: “I don’t think it stemmed from around here; perhaps it was a chain-snatching gone wrong.”

Residents said the man had lived in the property for several years and was “very friendly”.

One said: “He’s social, he entertains with his friends on the patio. He’s no different than your average neighbour — friendly, when he’s out cutting the trees he chats across the street.”

Worried co-workers wished the man well.

A senior figure at his company said yesterday: “We are very concerned about our colleague.

“We understand that he’s had surgery and our collective thoughts are for a speedy recovery.

“He’s very popular, very well-liked, tourists love him, locals love him.

“It’s a very unfortunate incident.”

Police are investigating and asked anyone with information to call Sergeant Jason Smith at the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1218 or 717-0864.

Officers were particularly keen to speak to witnesses who saw two men on a motorcycle with the lights off following another man on a bike, travelling from Dockyard, between 2am and 2.55am yesterday.

Anonymous calls can be made through the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 and anonymous tips can be sent through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda website at crimestoppers.bm.

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Published Oct 24, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 24, 2018 at 8:03 am)

Bar worker stabbed outside his home

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