This afternoon, the 33-year-old man arrested following the circulation on social media of an assault in a parking lot in the Seven Mile Beach area appeared in court on a charge of Assault ABH. The court has bailed the man with several conditions.
“We understood the community’s alarm when this clip circulated last weekend and responded quickly to it. An arrest was made Monday afternoon, a case prepared, and charges obtained expeditiously this morning from crown counsel, who reviewed the matter overnight. It is important that such flagrant public violence is firmly and quickly responded to, whenever possible,” said Robert Graham, Supt. of Uniform Operations.
Further to the below, the man, age 33 of West Bay, who was arrested in relation to the below incident, has now been formally charged with Assault ABH. He is expectd to appear in court this afternoon, 26 September.
Just after 11:50PM on Saturday 22 September, police were made aware of a video that was posted on social media on a plaza off West Bay. The video showed a man being assaulted by another man in the parking lot of this plaza.
The suspect was also heard in the video making threats to man while assaulting him. Several persons were also seen in the video observing the incident taking place. After receiving the report and the footage of the incident, an immediate investigation was launched into the matter.
Just before 2PM today, 24 September, Police arrested the suspect in this matter a 33 year-old-man from West Bay on suspicion of assault ABH, affray and damage to property. The man is currently in custody as the investigation progresses.
Superintendent Robert Graham states “The behaviour displayed in this video is not only alarming but also clearly unlawful. Such anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated, and any such reports that we are made aware of will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
The Police are seeking the assistance of any person who may have witnessed this incident are asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link.