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Police: holiday blighted by serious incidents

The Christmas weekend was marred by “several serious incidents of note”, Superintendent Sean Field-Lament, of the Bermuda Police Service, emphasised yesterday.

He offered his condolences to the family of Phillip Benjamin James, who died after a road collision at 6.22pm on Saturday at the junction of Middle Road and Khyber Pass, Warwick.

His death was the seventh road fatality of the year.

Additionally, a five-vehicle crash at 1.20pm that day on South Road in Devonshire left a 23-year-old Pembroke man with serious injuries.

“I would remind all road users to drive responsibly and safely — in particular, keep your speed down,” Mr Field-Lament said.

Meanwhile, at 6.07pm on Saturday, an armed robbery occurred at the Indian Grill at Warwick Workmen's Club, he added.

“Police responded quickly and managed to engage the subject in a short vehicle chase,” he said. “The vehicle was dropped and the subject made good his escape.

“The suspect is described as a young, medium-build male, approximately 5ft 2in to 5ft 5in, wearing dark clothing, a black helmet with visor, black gloves and a green cloth around his face.”

Speaking at a press conference about Monday night's shooting in Pembroke, Mr Field-Lament reiterated the call for the public's assistance, saying that the police service was doing “all it can to bring the perpetrators to justice”.

“If you know something, say something,” he added. “Any information that you have will be treated in confidence. You can call us on 247-1739, or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.”

Public appeal: Supterintendent Sean Field-Lament is urging residents to come forward with any information about Monday's shooting in Pembroke (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published December 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm (Updated December 30, 2015 at 1:01 am)

Police: holiday blighted by serious incidents

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