Four Men Arrested After Fight In Bailey’s Bay

September 14, 2018 | 16 Comments

[Updated] Four men have been arrested following a fight at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club early this morning [Sept 14] the police have confirmed, with the police stating that a taser was deployed after bottles were thrown at police.

Men Fighting At Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club 

A spokesperson said, “Around 1:30am today [September 14th] police officers responded to a report of several males fighting at the Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club in Hamilton parish.

“On arrival officers attempted to calm the situation and get those involved to stop fighting. However, the fighting continued and at one point, bottles were thrown at police. As a result, Taser was deployed.

Four Men Arrested

“Four men have been arrested in connection with this disturbance,” the police said.

“Witnesses or persons with any information regarding this incident are asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744. Alternatively, anonymous calls can be made to the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

“CCTV footage is being reviewed and we are also encouraging anyone with video footage to contact police.”

Commissioner: ‘I Will Not Tolerate Such Behaviour’

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said, “It is imperative that liquor licensed premises take ‘social responsibility’ for the welfare and conduct of their patrons as this has a profound effect on the community that they are a part of and Bermuda as a whole.

“The Bermuda Police Service will be responding to any anti-social behaviour linked to liquor licensed premises with all of our law enforcement options, which includes but is not limited to, the temporary closure of offending properties.

“I wish to make it absolutely clear that I will not tolerate such behaviour as that seen at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club last night, not only on behalf of law abiding citizens but my police officers who attended and were the subject of violence by a selection of patrons.

“Liquor licensed premises must ensure that the anti-social behaviour of a few does not affect the responsible socialising of the majority of responsible patrons and club members.”

Update: Shadow National Security Minister Michael Dunkley said, “Sadly this is yet another unfortunate serious incident that appears to have taken place in part due to the abuse of alcohol or drugs.

“Thank you to the BPS for their prompt response in dealing with this matter. We often overlook and take for granted those who work daily to make Bermuda a safe place and, at times while in service, are at risk of injury.

“I support the statement by the Commissioner and it echoes what was said after the recent murder outside another community club.

“Licensed premises must fulfill the conditions of the license and patrons must be able to enjoy the surroundings without fear. I am pleased to note the COP has recognized one tool at their disposal is the temporary closure of a licensed premise.

“It can be effective if used in the correct manner and offending organizations are provided the help they require to deal with challenges faced.

“We are all in this together and we must be held accountable.”

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  1. whale watcher says:

    The police and licensing authorities have the power to hold licensed premises to account, either temporarily in the Police case or the annual license in terms of the court. why are properties like Rangers and now Baileys Bay being allowed to risk the safety of both patrons and officers who have to attend, without being held to account. Surely shutting these establishments down for a period and hitting them in the pocket is the only way these establishments will learn that maybe being open late with inadequate security and basing their entire business model on the sale of booze simply isn’t a good idea.

  2. Stand for Truth says:

    The present day commissioner you and others like you never speak on the fact that alcohol is responsible the majority of deaths and societal issues even more than the murders that have taken place, but due to the fact that a certain segment of the community are the owners of the companies that distribute this deadly poison no one calls them out.

    But they are quick to pounce on the poor and working class.

  3. eyes wide open says:

    Your Honour,all we did was lose our bottle when de popo came.

  4. Justasuggestion says:

    Mr Commissioner, I wish you all the success. But sadly you are one man. I hope your robustness filters down to the boots on the ground. Bermuda needs it

  5. sage says:

    Funny how there are virtually no violent incidents at or around cannabis cafe’s and dispensaries in Holland, Canada or Colorado etc. De-schedule the safe alternative.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Predictable , as usual .
      And ‘virtually none’ isn’t the same as none .
      I’m surprised you included the word.

      • Time Shall Tell says:

        Well technically there’s violence everywhere, can you name a place where there has NEVER been a violent act committed? Can’t huh?

      • sage says:

        Predictable, as usual the truth hurts.
        Since banks refuse to accept cash from US canna-businesses, it attracts violent thieves, the customers don’t behave like idiots and fight and stab each other like patrons of liquor pushing establishments.
        I’m surprised you didn’t have more meaningless nonsense to add to the debate.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Your version of the truth is that herb is good for you , herb has never hurt anyone in any way and tokers are all peaceful law abiding citizens.

          At least I try to base my opinions on facts .
          And I don’t constantly vilify people who chose to smoke herb or falsely blame all the world’s ills on it.

  6. Vortex says:

    Wow! Cricket is the new football.

    I love both games, but they are dead to me in BDA.

    I’ll be down dockies with my beer and my Premier League!

  7. MM says:

    If the clubs step up their security, the cost of drinks will have to go up, are we speaking of one security officer per five customers, I am not sure how many will have to be on site per 100 customers. One must also ask how much force can security use if any, can they detain a person, one kind of equipment can they utilize legally in their duties. Generally speaking my most are well behaved. It only takes two or three to start something, and in seconds the patrons can be , again I say can be an unruly crowd, and security outnumbered and beaten
    No establishment can absorb huge costs, they will eventually close , most patrons need a place to go. High end clubs have high end prices , it never stops We have 60 thousand on this Island and we all are social beings, tho not all club persons. I think it’s a few, and a few only that turn places up side down. It the authorities clamp down, and pull the club licence, it may be a terrible terrible thing for law-abiding people.

  8. vote for me says:

    ‘I will not tolerate such behaviour as that seen at Bailey’s Bay Cricket Club last night’

    I am a full supporter of the Police but statements such as this seem too paternalistic and are unlikely to help the situation.

    Overall, Bermuda is too lenient with alcohol. Despite its pervasive impact on vehicle collisions, personal injuries, domestic violence and overall negative social consequences with parents spending limited funds on alcohol we refuse to limit sales…

    When will we get serious?

  9. Bullwinkle T. Mooseknuckle says:

    Dey ran out of titty milk…

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