The Police and Fire Service investigation into the incident yesterday morning which saw PLP MP Ashfied DeVent’s car set on fire is continuing, with several items seized for forensic examination.
House-to-house enquiries have been carried out and the incident being treated as “suspicious,” the police said.
A police spokesperson said: “Around 6:20am on Monday, September 17th police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel attended a reported vehicle fire on Friswells Road in Devonshire. A white Suzuki car was damaged as a result.
“The fire is being treated as suspicious and police and Fire Service investigations are ongoing. House-to-house enquiries have been carried out and several items have been seized for forensic examination.
“Officers from the Bermuda Police Service Police Support Unit and Community Action Team have been patrolling the general area to provide community reassurance and support.
“Police are appealing for any witnesses or persons with any information in relation to this incident to contact Detective Constable Chris Sabean at the Central Criminal Investigation Unit on 247-1392 or the main police number, 295-0011.”
The incident was condemned by the Governor, Premier, the National Security Minister, both major political parties, as well as both candidates for Constituency #21 Pembroke South East – the seat Mr DeVent presently holds.
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