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Public told to expect ‘high visibility policing’ over New Year

There was a two-vehicle collision in Sandys on Christmas Eve (File image)

The public has been warned to expect high visibility policing over the New Year after “a number” of people were arrested over Christmas for offences including drugs, carrying weapons and suspected drink driving.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said there were also a number of road accidents which resulted in injuries.

In one incident at about 7.30pm on Christmas Eve, a bike and a light van collided at Grey’s Bridge, Sandys.

“A16-year-old-male cyclist sustained multiple injuries and was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of his injuries. The male driver of the van was not reported to be injured.” The teenager was also released from hospital.

Around 3.15am on Christmas Day, police and EMTs responded reports of a single vehicle crash involving a bike on Crow Lane.

The spokesman said: “Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male lying in the roadway with what appeared to be a serious head injury.

“EMTs attended to the victim who was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.” The driver was later released.

The spokesman added: “A robust police presence was out on the streets this weekend conducting stop checks and patrols to clamp down on antisocial behaviour and drink driving as well as to deter persons from criminal behaviour.

“The public can expect to see the continued high visibility policing over the New Year holiday.”

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes said: “I wish to personally thank the community for the co-operation and assistance shown our officers during the festive period.

“We value this partnership which continues to bring positive results as your BPS continues the work to make Bermuda safer.”

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Published December 29, 2022 at 7:57 am (Updated December 29, 2022 at 8:09 am)

Public told to expect ‘high visibility policing’ over New Year

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