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Date:Thursday, April 11,2019
Distribution: All Media

Two Recent Anti-Social Incidents at Southampton Rangers Sports Club

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department