Police Appeal For Witnesses To Come Forward

January 4, 2016

[Updated] “Comments posted on social media suggest that there were a number of witnesses in the St. John’s Road Pembroke area on the evening of 1st January 2016, where a police pursuit ended in the arrest of a 17-year-old youth,” the police said today, urging any witnesses to come forward as an “investigation into the allegations has been commenced.”

Incident

Following the incident on January 1st, the 17-year-old and his family alleged that he was “beaten” by the police, while the police alleged that he “violently resisted them” and “sustained injuries during the struggle.”

Photo

The photo of the 17-year-old was provided by the family, who said it was taken after the incident while the young man was in hospital receiving medical treatment.

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Police Appeal For Witnesses

A police spokesperson said, “Comments posted on social media suggest that there were a number of witnesses in the St. John’s Road Pembroke area on the evening of 1st January 2016, where a police pursuit ended in the arrest of a 17-year-old youth.

“An investigation into the allegations has been commenced by the BPS and any witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Inspector Derricka Burns via her e-mail dburns@bps.bm or direct telephone 247-1062.

“Alternatively persons with information can call the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the anonymous and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

Charges Laid

The young man, Stanwon Swan, appeared in Court this morning where he denied charges including refusing to stop for police and violently resisting arrest.

Update

Update: Jan 5, 1.33pm: A police spokesperson said, “Police are still appealing for witnesses in the St. John’s Road Pembroke area on the evening of 1st January 2016, where a police pursuit ended in the arrest of a 17 year old youth.

“Police are especially interested in anyone who may have video/cellphone footage of the police pursuit and or the subsequent arrest. As stated yesterday, an investigation has commenced by the BPS and any witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Inspector Derricka Burns via her e-mail dburns@bps.bm or direct telephone 247-1062.

“Alternatively persons with information can call the main police telephone number 295-0011 or the anonymous and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

- As the matter is now before the court comments are restricted.

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