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Women punched in George Town street robbery

Women punched in George Town street robbery

| 30/01/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Police have charged a 30-year-old man from Bodden Town with robbery and drug-related offences after a street mugging in George Town, in which a woman was punched in the early hours of Saturday morning. The robbery happened on Harbour Drive near Elmslie Memorial Church at around 1:15am as t [...]

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Woman attacked with machete in iPad row

Woman attacked with machete in iPad row

| 16/01/2017
(CNS): A 26-year-old man from East End has been charged with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly attacked a woman with a machete during a row over an iPad. Roland Welcome was remanded in custody after his case was transmitted to Grand Court following an appearance in Summary Court Monday. Welcom [...]

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Suspect bites cop during arrest

Suspect bites cop during arrest

| 16/01/2017
(CNS): Police management raised concerns Monday about the abuse and violence police officers endured over the weekend while carrying out arrests in the wake of three separate incidents. Suspects accused of DUI, burglary and one wanted on a warrant were involved in assaults on five police officers, o [...]

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Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker

| 12/01/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): A woman was attacked by a person armed with a knife on Tuesday morning in the grounds of her own apartment complex. An RCIPS spokesperson said that patrols in the Shores area of West Bay, where the crime took place, have been increased and police are asking residents to be vigilant. Accordin [...]

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Landlord threatens tenant with machete

Landlord threatens tenant with machete

| 12/01/2017
(CNS): A 45-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence and possession of an offensive weapon after allegations that he threatened his tenants with a machete during a dispute about rent Monday night. Police said they were called to a disturbance on Getsam [...]

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Man wounded in 2nd Christmas shooting

Man wounded in 2nd Christmas shooting

| 27/12/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS criminal investigation department has launched another investigation after a second man was shot this Christmas weekend. The 31-year-old West Bay man, who is now in the hospital in a critical but stable condition, was reportedly shot as he stood outside Super ‘C’s bar and restau [...]

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Victim loses sight in one eye in backyard assault

Victim loses sight in one eye in backyard assault

| 21/12/2016
(CNS): A young man from West Bay has lost the vision in his right eye after he was assaulted last week by a teenager with a piece of wood. Police said the incident happened on 12 December during a social gathering in the backyard of a house in Duxie’s Lane. The 16-year-old boy suspected of [&h [...]

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Violent husband jailed for 14 years

Violent husband jailed for 14 years

| 19/12/2016 | 39 Comments
(CNS): An estranged husband who tried to kill his wife in a brutal, terrifying machete attack was handed a fourteen-year jail term last week after pleading guilty to attempted murder. George Vaughan lured his wife to the home they once shared when she believed he wouldn’t be there. But the man lay [...]

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Machete victim hospitalised, suspect arrested

Machete victim hospitalised, suspect arrested

| 12/12/2016
(CNS): A George Town man is in hospital with serious though not life-threatening injuries after being attacked with a machete. Police said the serious assault happened at a house off Eastern Avenue at around 7:30am on Saturday Morning (10 December). Following the 911 call, police went to the address [...]

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GT man dodges serious charges in bar bill brawl

GT man dodges serious charges in bar bill brawl

| 09/12/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A local man has avoided what could have been a lengthy jail term this week after prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge against him and accepted his guilty plea to causing grievous bodily harm after he stabbed a man in bar room brawl. Travis Ebanks (27) was handed a 14-month sentence [...]

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Man wounded at weekend concert

Man wounded at weekend concert

| 05/12/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses following an assault in the early hours of Saturday morning after a George Town music concert. Officers were called out to a report around 2am of a man being attacked on Cardinal Avenue near to where the Popcan concert had been held.  But after the police ar [...]

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