Police Reviewing CCTV Of Altercation In Hamilton

October 17, 2017

Police are reviewing CCTV footage of an altercation involving young people that occurred yesterday afternoon on Church Street in Hamilton.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 4:55pm Monday, October 16th police officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, in the vicinity of City Hall and the city bus terminal, where a group of young people were involved in an altercation.

“The combatants, believed to be students, were quickly separated by two plain clothes police officers on patrol in the area at the time.

“The young people involved then dispersed before additional officers arrived on scene.

“However, CCTV footage of the incident is being reviewed and the Bermuda Police Service is also aware of cell phone video footage of those involved circulating via social media.

“Inquiries continue and witnesses or anyone with any information regarding the circumstances that led to this disturbance are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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  1. alistair maclean says:

    I never understand why the police do not release the CCTV to the public – there is no question that this took place, it seems to be a question of who took part and what happened exactly, so releasing CCTV will not hamper a court case and would help the police, no?

    • Fameless says:

      Well, as they are more than likely juveniles they are in a “protected” category. I am no longer that familiar w/the legal system back home, but out here juvenile records are sealed. They got into a fight in town. Disruptive? Yes. But unless I am mistaken I do not remember there being a weapon present in the video. So out here at best you can get an Assault 3rd, unless there was serious injury to the victim. Heck maybe even just a harassment misdemeanour.

      All that to say, Bermy is small. Everyone knows everyone. These kids did something extremely dangerous, stupid, and illegal. But enough to ruin their lives? Loss of employment opportunities or scholarships after someone on a board sees the video?

      Lastly, why do you want to see the video?

  2. Nana says:

    They need their backsides whooped. They do not know how to act. Their parents need to step up to the plate and give them some discipline.

  3. wahoo says:

    Hmmm which of our esteemed educational facilities did they come from?

  4. Cranberry says:

    It’s political correctness gone haywire – and I bet they don’t have an easy way to release it either!!

  5. Oh,I see now says:

    Par for the norm Bermuda ,we will harvest what we have sown through years of neglect with these kids.Drastic measures need to be introduced because little Johnny isn’t playing anymore.Call it what you like but this $h!t would not have been normal or accepted in the past.We adults Have have paid to much attention to our own needs and put our children second and they see it.They get to do their own thing unsupervised alone for hrs unchecked while we get our groove on.

    Sad but true I’m sorry if the truth is ugly.

    • Well some of us cant afford a nanny.

      • Sickofantz says:

        Nothing to do with a Nanny or not. Frankly I think kids with Nanny’s often just get to exploit the Nanny. This is about instilling discipline and moral values.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Having a nanny has nothing to do with bringing up your children with the discipline , respect and foundation they require to get them through life without being a burden to everyone else.