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Bravery medals from Belco riots go on sale

A former Bermuda Police officer's medals which he won for bravery during the Belco riots have gone on public sale.

Inspector Robert Ball won the Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry for his actions on February 2, 1965 when he tried to help a colleague who was being attacked by protesters.

Inspector Ball ended up being attacked during the course of his actions and sustained serious injuries himself.

Last week his gallantry medal, a Colonial Police Long Service Medal that he was given for 25 years in the Bermuda Police Service and other medals he won while serving in the military, went on sale on a global medal auction site. The asking price for the collection of Inspector Ball's medals is £3,500.

Inspector Ball was one of four men of the Bermuda Police Service awarded the Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry in February 1965; the other three were PC Ian Davies, PC Michael Caulkett and PC Andrew Bermingham.

Police officers await instructions on February 2, 1965, the day of the Belco riot

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Published May 02, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 02, 2017 at 8:11 am)

Bravery medals from Belco riots go on sale

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