One Man Injured, Police Launch Investigation

June 18, 2022 | 4 Comments

[Updated] A man was taken to hospital “for multiple head and facial injuries’ following an incident at around 4:15am today [June 18] in the parking lot of the Arboretum.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to the public to not share a number of video clips which we are aware are being circulated and which show a number of young people engaging in anti-social behaviour at the Arboretum in Devonshire.

“We ask that should you receive any of these the video, you delete them and not forward them on.

“The incident occurred around 4:15 a.m. today Saturday 18th June, 2022 in the parking lot of the Arboretum, where several young people gathered after attending a function in Pembroke.

“Although there were scores of people who witnessed the incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital where he was attended to for multiple head and facial injuries, no one was willing to provide any information to police officers who responded to reports of the fracas.

“An investigation into this situation is now underway and police are appealing for anyone with any knowledge of what transpired, to please get in contact with us by calling 211, the main police number, 295-0011, the confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477 or, speak with an officer you know.”

Update 8.02pm: The Minister of National Security Michael Weeks “strongly condemned the violence that took place early this morning in the Arboretum.”

Minister Weeks stated: “After receiving the news that a man was seriously injured during this incident, I want to send my sincerest well wishes to the victim as he recovers.

“While I am grateful that this didn’t result in an unimaginable tragedy, it serves as a reminder that the prevalence of community violence remains a challenge, and the public can be assured that the Ministry of National Security and the Bermuda Police Service take this incident seriously.

“I am equally alarmed by reports that despite the presence of many people at the Arboretum at the time of this incident – no one came forward with information to assist the attending Police.

“I’ve said it before, and it is worth repeating: Police alone cannot solve this problem. Each of us, from parents, and neighbours to all residents, have a role to play.

“If people know something, they must share what they know. They must speak up and help the authorities. It is critical to helping us break this cycle of violence.”

The Minister notes that there are a number of activities taking place over this holiday weekend and he urged those to continue to remain safe, and “as it relates to the violent act at the Arboretum, the Ministry encouraged anyone with information to please call the confidential and anonymous Crimestoppers Hotline on 800-8477.”

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  1. Deborah says:

    IDIOTS! I dont get it. Anti-social behavior where someone could have been killed and no one wants to speak on it! Well when it hits home (Father forbid), maybe then mouths will open! Disgraceful behavior!! As a Bermudian I am ashamed at how some in this generation of people behave at times! Chill out idiots!

  2. puzzled says:

    Should’nt be that hard to solve.
    He was invited or he wasn’t.

  3. JM says:

    People just don’t know how to conduct themselves when they go out. These incidents are getting old, tiresome and boring. Every weekend almost, there’s foolishness happening.

  4. Tmj says:

    The first thing people do is pull out their cell phones and start videoing

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