Cops arrest and bail man over 7M shops stabbing

| 28/06/2022

(CNS): A 31-year-old man from Bodden Town has already been released on police bail following his arrest over the weekend in connection with a violent incident outside a bar in Seven Mile Shops on the West Bay Road in the early hours of Friday, 24 June. Two men were stabbed and seriously wounded in the incident. One of the victims has been released from hospital and is recovering from significant abdominal injuries. The second victim, who was stabbed in the eye, is still being treated for his life-changing injuries.

Police said the suspect, who has not been charged, was released on strict bail conditions as the investigation continues.

Officers are also urging people not to carry weapons when they go out at night. This incident is one of an increasing number where people attending bars and nightclubs, in possession of an offensive or restricted weapon have used them.

“In several cases, the presence of these weapons has led to further and more violent crimes being committed, such as serious assaults, robberies and in some cases attempted murders and murders,” the police said. “It is an offense to be in possession of a prohibited, restricted or offensive weapon, especially at night, at liquor licensed premises or other public venues. As such, no person should be attending any such establishment with a weapon in their possession.”

The Penal Code (2022 Revision) – sections 78, 79 and 80, describes each offense in details along with the penalties. Anyone who commits the offenses of possession of a restricted or offensive weapon is liable on conviction to a fine of $5000 and imprisonment for four years.

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