Tue, 2005-06-21

At 12:45 this morning, Police attended a reported assault on Court Street in Pembroke. The victim, a 35 year old Paget man, stated that around 12:30am he was standing outside Swinging Doors nightclub when he was approached by a man known to him. An argument took place and the victim walked into Swinging Doors followed by the suspect, a 22 year old Devonshire man, who then assaulted him with a baseball bat. A group of men associated with the suspect also threw bottles at the victim, and the suspect made good his escape. The victim was treated at KEMH for lacerations to the head and elbow and released. Inquiries into this incident are underway.


The Bermuda Police Service Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted speed checks after reports of individuals traveling at high rates of speed leaving liquor licensed premises in the western parishes. Officers conducting laser speed checks in the area ticketed several individuals for speeds of 70, 80, and 90 km/h. Of particular note was an individual that was clocked at speeds reaching as high as 130km/h. The vehicle was pursued; however, the driver failed to stop and subsequently lost control, colliding with a wall near Beacon Hill Road in Sandy’s parish. He was subsequently arrested for suspicion of impaired driving. An individual was also arrested for riding a motocross cycle (scrambler) on the road in the area. He also tried to elude officers; however he lost control of his cycle and was arrested for suspicion of impaired driving.

The Bermuda Police Service will remain vigilant during the week and on weekends for individuals who contravene Bermuda’s traffic laws. We are also noticing a slight rise in the number of individuals who have been arrested for suspicion of impaired driving and remind the public that anyone caught driving while under the influence will be arrested and put before the courts.

Media Note

Public & Media Relations Manager Dwayne Caines will be off the island from Thursday, June 23 until Monday, June 27, 2005. During that time, any queries can be directed to Robin Simmons on 515-1907. Also, there are no updates regarding the serious sexual assault at this time; however, any future updates will be posted on the Bermuda Police Service website.