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Teenage boy stabbed ahead of Bermuda Day weekend

A teenage boy was stabbed on Thursday evening, but his wounds are not considered life-threatening.

Police announced the news in a round-up of suspected criminal activity that took place before and during the Bermuda Day holiday weekend, including a reported assault on Front Street and a series of drink-driving arrests.

Shortly after 9.30pm on Thursday, police attended King Edward VII Memorial Hospital following a report that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed.

A spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service said: “Further investigations revealed he and three other males of similar age were walking along Bakery Lane, near the junction with St John’s Road, Pembroke.

“The victim and one of the males reportedly got into a shoving match. The alleged perpetrator pulled a knife from his waist and stabbed the victim in the upper back. The injury was not considered serious or life threatening.”

In a second incident at about 12.45am on Saturday, police received a report of an assault and wilful damage at The Front Yard, Front Street, in the City of Hamilton.

The spokesman said: “A security guard at the establishment reportedly intervened in a physical altercation between the male suspect and a woman. The suspect then attacked the security guard, punching him about the head and face.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the main police number, 295-0011, or provide the information using the BPS reporting site portal.police.bm.

Calls can also be made via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477. Members of the public may also provide information to a police officer with whom they are familiar or comfortable speaking with.

Police said 32 arrests were made over the holiday weekend.

“Between the sobriety-testing checkpoints and motorists stopped by BPS officers on general patrol, a total of 12 people were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, three of whom ultimately passed the alco-analyser testing at Hamilton Police Station and were subsequently released,” the spokesman said.

Aside from these offences, a total of 46 tickets were issued for traffic offences.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Martin Weekes, said: “Despite the poor weather conditions over the weekend, the officers of the BPS continued working to make Bermuda safer, conducting traffic stops, roadside sobriety testing and manning the routes of the races and parades in the pouring rain.

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to our officers for their efforts as well as the continued high levels of professionalism with which they so willingly performed their duties.

“Also, again, thank you to you, the members of the public, for working with your BPS and doing your part in keeping the peace to help make Bermuda Day 2023 such a joyous occasion.”

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Published May 30, 2023 at 7:52 am (Updated May 30, 2023 at 7:36 am)

Teenage boy stabbed ahead of Bermuda Day weekend

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