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Premier urges Bermudians in London to ‘take care’

The Premier today urged Bermudians living in London “to take care and be safe” as rioting continued.

London has been beset by riots since a man was shot dead by police in the Tottenham area of the city at the weekend. Rioting has spread to several parts of London and other large UK cities.

This afternoon, Paula Cox issued a statement which urged “Bermudians living in London and the rest of the UK to take care and to be safe.”

The Premier said that “as London was a popular destination for Bermudians travelling abroad, the Government is concerned for the safety of Bermudians, in particular, the many young Bermudians who are studying, working or living in the London areas”.

“The ongoing unrest and violence is very unfortunate and we hope that peace will be soon be restored. Until then, we encourage Bermudians to take care and to be safe,” the Premier said.

Bermudians in the London area who are affected by the riots and require assistance should contact the Government of Bermuda London Office, via telephone: 020 7518 9900 or, if able, via email: londonoffice[AT]gov.bm

* Are you a Bermudian caught up in the riots? Email news[AT]royalgazette.bm

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Published August 09, 2011 at 6:15 pm (Updated August 09, 2011 at 6:14 pm)

Premier urges Bermudians in London to ‘take care’

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