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Police searching as PLP calls for arrest

The Progressive Labour Party has called on the Premier to step up the manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with an incident of sexual misconduct over Cup Match.

Police today said progress was being made, after releasing a picture of the man they want to question in relation to the incident, which involved a minor.

But Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister of National Security, lamented that the man had not been caught.

He said the incident was disrespectful to the meaning behind Cup Match and everyone who went to the sporting event.

“Over the last ten days we have been inundated with calls and messages from Bermudian parents who are highly concerned that the male involved in the sexual incident at Cup Match has not yet been apprehended,” Mr Roban said.

“Many in our community are duly concerned that even with a clear shot of his facial image and CCTV at St George's Cricket Club, that the Bermuda Police Service, nor members of the general public, have yet to identify this perpetrator.

“Whether he was a resident of Bermuda, or a guest, there is a database of passport photos and drivers licenses, upon which facial recognition software could be run.

“There is simply no logical excuse as to how this person has not been identified, and as to why this person is still free.

“There is nothing that can be said that could excuse this behaviour and while other Bermudians tried to stop this behaviour in a variety of ways, the participants continued on in blatant disrespect.

“We call upon the Premier & National Security Minister, Michael Dunkley, and Junior National Security Minister senator Jeff Baron to step up the manhunt for this wanted individual.

“The Bermuda Police Service comes under their remit and we call on them to address this incident and to update the public on what is being done to bring these participants to justice.

We urge anyone in the public who may know this person to contact the BPS as soon as possible.”

A Police spokesman said today that they still trying to identify the man in the video.

He added that they are “following several lines of inquiry and active progress is being made”.

“We are aware that a family member, friend, colleague and or an associate may know the identity of this individual and we are appealing for anyone that can assist us in the identification process to come forward,” the spokesman said.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Inspector Mark Clarke on 247-1086 or e-mail Mclarke@bps.bm.

Alternatively, call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

Walter Roban, the Shadow Minister of National Security

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Published August 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm (Updated August 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm)

Police searching as PLP calls for arrest

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