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Two soldiers on Covid-19 test station duty hit by motorbike

A woman motorcyclist was arrested yesterday after she drove the machine at two soldiers on duty at a coronavirus testing station.

Bull's Head car park (File photograph)

A police spokesman said the woman ran over the foot of one Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier and hit his leg at the testing centre at Bull’s Head car park in Hamilton.

She ran over the other’s foot before she rode off, but officers took her into custody near the scene.

The incident happened at about 12.30pm.

Major Preston Gill, Officer Commanding the RBR’s A Company, said: “The soldiers involved suffered no serious injury, were checked out at the scene and continued on duty.

“We are all proud to support the fight against Covid-19 and will continue to do so.”

The police spokesman said the two soldiers were on traffic duty at the car park to direct people through the drive-in test station.

He added the woman, on a black Honda Click motorbike, tried to use a City of Hamilton swipe card to get into the car park, but was unsuccessful.

The spokesman said the soldiers advised her to take a ticket and sort out the problem later.

But she reversed her bike and rode at one of the soldiers and did the same with the other.

The spokesman said the woman had been interviewed at Hamilton Police Station and released on police bail.

Police have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information should call 211 or 295-0011.

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Published March 06, 2021 at 1:07 pm (Updated March 07, 2021 at 2:33 pm)

Two soldiers on Covid-19 test station duty hit by motorbike

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