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PRESS RELEASES

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Post Cup Match Press Release

Monday, August 07,2017

Speaking notes of Superintendent Darrin Simons The Bermuda Police report a very active Cup Match holiday period that commenced on Wednesday evening August 2nd and concluded on Sunday August 6th at 3am.  During that period of time there were at least 10 major events including Cup Match. On the Friday of Cup Match it is reported that close to 10,000 people were in attendance.  Over the five-day period, 55 persons were arrested and a number of those individuals appeared in Magistrates Court this morning. Two persons were also arrested and placed before the courts this morning as a result of a robbery that took place on Friday the 4th of August. A further two people were arrested and bailed in relation to the stabbing that took place on Wednesday afternoon on Queen Street.



Cup Match Policing Plan 2017

Tuesday, August 01,2017

Cup Match Comments from Superintendent Darrin Simons The annual Cup Match holiday is a significant time in Bermuda. It provides the opportunity as a community to come together to celebrate our heritage and enjoy the festive spirit. Traditionally the majority of Bermuda’s residents focus on the actual two days of cricket. However from a policing perspective the BPS has implemented a comprehensive policing plan which runs between Wednesday August 2nd through to Sunday 6th August 2017.  During that period there will be approximately 20 events taking place on both land and sea. Some of these events will attract crowds of people numbering in the thousands.



Murder of Jahkoby Smith

Sunday, July 30,2017

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 21 year-old Jahkoby Smith. Around 7:15pm on Saturday 29th July, Mr. Smith was fatally stabbed after he was involved in an altercation that took place at the West End Sailboat Club, Sandy’s. At that time, there was a wake being held for the late Jahcari Francis. Police and EMT’s rendered assistance to Mr. Smith at the scene; however, he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at King Edward Memorial Hospital.



Witness Appeal: Murder of Jahcari Francis

Monday, July 24,2017

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith – Approximately 10:42 p.m. on Wednesday the 19th day of July 2017, police received several 911 calls of gun shots being heard in the area of Upland Street, Devonshire. Armed police officers responded to the area and identified the scene of this shooting where they were directed by occupants of a residence to a room, where the lifeless body of Jahcari Antoni Francis was found lying on the floor.



Murder of Jahcari Francis

Thursday, July 20,2017

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 20 year old Jahcari Francis and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mr. Francis was fatally shot at an Upland Street, Devonshire residence around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th and later pronounced dead at the scene by an on call doctor. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to support the deceased’s family at this difficult time.



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