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Man in custody after dawn raid

Police staged an early-morning swoop in three parishes yesterday morning as the hunt intensified for those responsible for the murder of Prince Edness on Sunday.

As a result, a 20-year-old Southampton man is in custody and another man is still being sought by Police.

A Police spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to all the affected neighbourhoods that may have been inconvenienced as a result of our activity.

“We would also like to thank members of the public who have worked with the Police and encourage continued community assistance to bring the offenders to justice.”

Armed Police were present in force in the area of Shelton Road, Devonshire, and Curving Avenue, Pembroke, at about 6am. There was a similar action in Southampton.

Mr Edness was murdered on Sunday at about 8pm after being chased to a residence in the area of South Avenue and Sunnyside Park in Southampton.

Early responders from the Bermuda Police Service took up pursuit, but the chase was abruptly ended when the gunmen turned fire on an officer, disabling his vehicle on Middle Road. In keeping with a new initiative that began in September, when Police targeted drugs at a Deepdale residence, members of the Police Community Action Team fanned through the surrounding areas to keep residents informed.

Yesterday morning, operations began in Shelton Road, off Happy Valley Road, before proceeding towards Curving Avenue, where the road was shut to traffic for a period.

Meanwhile, in the Seymour Drive area of Southampton, off Middle Road, a team of officers had been on foot to communicate with residents.

Police are advising residents Island-wide to come forward with any information that may assist in the case, no matter how irrelevant it may seem. Witnesses or anyone with any information regarding Sunday night's fatal shooting should contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

Police patrol Curving Avenue after heavy police activity in the area early this morning (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 10, 2014 at 8:21 am)

Man in custody after dawn raid

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