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Firearm found at scene of fatal collision

Hamilton Police Station (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Detectives are investigating after a firearm was found at the scene of a fatal collision on Sunday, police said yesterday.

Their inquiries will run separately from those of roads unit officers investigating the crash because there was “no direct link” between the two.

A 40-year-old man died after he sustained serious injuries in the multi-vehicle collision, which happened at about 11.40pm on Sunday to the east of the Henry VIII restaurant on South Road in Southampton.

The death was the first on the island’s roads this year.

A Bermuda Police Service spokesman said yesterday: “A firearm was found and seized at the scene of this road traffic collision.

“The recovery of the firearm and the fatal road traffic collision are being separately investigated at this time, as there is no direct link between the two incidents.

“Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are conducting inquiries into the fatal collision.

“Detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit are looking into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the firearm.”

Police appealed to members of the public who were at the scene of the crash, and who might have information about the weapon, to contact the senior investigation officer, Acting Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa, on 717-2250.

The spokesman added: “You may also contact any member of police staff that you are comfortable with or, alternatively, you may contact Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.”