Teenager stabbed in gang-related’ incident
A teenager was stabbed over the Cup Match holiday during a suspected gang-related incident.
Detective Superintendent Sean Field-Lament, who was in charge of policing operations during the holiday, said that an 18-year-old male victim had suffered an injury not believed to be life-threatening on Friday afternoon.
Mr Field-Lament said that the stabbing, which took place in the Camp Hill and Middle Road area of Southampton, was being investigated and urged people with information to come forward.
He added: “We believe the incident is gang-related, but the victim is not making a formal complaint, as we would expect.”
Mr Field-Lament spoke during a post-Cup Match press conference at Hamilton Police Station.
He said that another knife incident took place in the Horseshoe Bay car park in Southampton on Thursday after an altercation between three men ended with one man brandishing a knife.
Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers who were on duty in the area reported the incident and two of the men were arrested.
The suspect who brandished a knife fled the scene in a car with another man, but the car was tracked to a private residence in Southampton and the two were arrested.
No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.
Mr Field-Lament urged anyone who saw the incident to contact the police on the 211 reporting hotline.
Mr Field-Lament said that 27 arrests had been made between Wednesday night and Sunday night.
That included ten for outstanding warrants, nine for drink-driving and three for assault.
Other arrests included possession of a bladed article, possession of a controlled drug, dangerous driving and a breach of bail.
Mr Field-Lament said: “Unfortunately, we’re seeing a lot of people carry knives on them for personal protection.
“That is a criminal offence and we’re trying to urge people to put the knives away.”
Police on roadside patrol issued 63 traffic tickets for speeding and other offences, with the highest speed recorded at 86km/h — more than double the 35km/h speed limit.
Mr Field-Lament said that police and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were investigating a suspicious fire which “basically totalled” a 21ft speedboat in the early hours of Sunday morning near Devonshire.
But he commended boaters for their adherence to marine safety, particularly jet skiers who were mindful of other swimmers and raft-ups.
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