Two Men Injured In Separate Incidents At Rangers

April 11, 2019

Police are investigating two incidents at Southampton Rangers Sports Club; one saw a 22-year-old man “cut by a broken bottle wielded during an altercation” on Friday, April 5th, and the other involving a 20-year-old man “being stabbed during an altercation” on Sunday, April 7th.

A police spokesperson said, “Detectives are currently conducting inquiries regarding two recent incidents at Southampton Rangers Sports Club – one on the evening of Friday, April 5th and the other on the evening of Sunday, April 7th.

22-Year-Old Man Injured

“In the first incident a 22-year-old man sustained lacerations to his hand around 11:55pm Friday, after apparently being cut by a broken bottle wielded during an altercation at the establishment.

“The 22-year-old was transported from the scene via private vehicle.

20-Year-Old Man Injured

“In the second incident around 9:15pm Sunday, a 20-year-old man exited the premises with a wound to the abdomen – after apparently being stabbed during an altercation with another man inside the sports club.

“The 20-year-old was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital by police vehicle for treatment and at last check was recovering in stable condition on a general ward.”

Police Evaluating Options Under Liquor Licence Act

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police James Howard who is in charge of the Tactical Operations Division, states: “Again I wish to remind all licenced premises that anti-social behaviour committed on your premises will not be tolerated.

“As a result of these recent incidents in addition to previous ones at the Southampton Rangers Sports Club, the Bermuda Police Service is evaluating the range of options available under the Liquor Licence Act. Liquor licenced premises must ensure that the anti-social behaviour of a few does not affect the responsible socialising of the many responsible patrons.

“Liquor licenced premises have a ‘social responsibility’ for the safety of their patrons and the conduct of those persons who threaten that safety.

“The Bermuda Police Service will continue to respond to any anti-social behaviour linked to liquor licenced premises with all of our law enforcement options – which includes but is not limited to – the temporary closure of offending properties.”

Have Information? Call Police

“Any witnesses or members of the public with relevant information regarding either incident are urged to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.”

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  1. Sameel says:

    I can’t believe we are still here debating their licence, how many truly horrible instances does it take?

    Close this down now please, it has no place in modern Bermuda. Surely nobody can argue against closure, we all know that it won’t improve.

  2. Jane says:

    But they’re all such nice young men…

  3. wahoo says:

    Just a bunch of guys having fun at their club.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Rangers again. Those new security measures promised are really working.

  5. Joe Bloggs says:

    Help me here – Docksiders gets shut down for a small private party incident but Rangers is still allowed to continue. Oh I forgot a Sports Club not a bar. Wtf!!
    Shut it down by the LLB.

  6. aceboy says:

    I now see complaints that armed police were on the scene but did nothing! Well, there is one of those unexpected and unintended consequences of the aftermath of the pepper spraying incident. If the police took a strong hand they risk being sued, vilified and the perpetrators involved will just be paid off for their “suffering”.