Body Found At Devonshire Bay Identified

Sat, 2005-10-15

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 49 year old Raymond Howes of Devonshire. The body of Mr. Howes was discovered washed up on the shoreline of Devonshire Bay in Devonshire around 7:45am on Tuesday, October 11, 2005. Following forensic examination of the body it was positively identified as that of the 49 year old Devonshire man. An investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Howes' death is ongoing. The Bermuda Police Service extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.


At 2 this morning, Police attended a reported disturbance outside of Docksiders Pub & Restaurant on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. On arrival there was no apparent disturbance at that location; however, a 21 year old Pembroke man and a 23 year old Pembroke man were arrested at the junction of Court Street and Front Street after officers observed them fighting. A 28 year old Pembroke man who was in the area was also arrested by Police after he was identified as one of the individuals involved in the initial disturbance. Inquiries are underway.

Around 5:30pm on Saturday, Police received a report of a disturbance on Court Street near the junction with Angle Street in Pembroke. It appears that the victim, a 33 year old Paget man, was attacked by a man with a machete. As a result, the victim suffered serious lacerations to his hands, forearms and the top of his head. The Paget man was taken to KEMH by a member of the public where he was treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening. Police searched the surrounding area for the suspect, a 37 year old Pembroke man, but were unsuccessful in locating him. Police are still actively searching for the suspect and are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or anyone with any information to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 299-4315 or 295-0011.