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Chief Inspector Glasford to Take Over Professional Standards Department

Wed, 2021-05-05

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to announce the departure of Superintendent Gill Murray, who has completed a period of secondment in charge of the service’s Professional Standards Department (PSD). 

It is further announced that Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford will take over this important role going forward.

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley stated: “The BPS places professionalism at the heart of everything we do. The work of our Professional Standards Department has been at the forefront of this work to ensure we secure and protect the confidence of local communities in the work we deliver each and every day.

I am delighted for Superintendent Murray who goes on to promotion with her home police service, the British Transport Police. Her leadership with the BPS has been first class.

She has contributed greatly to our work and I consider that has assisted the next step she has achieved in her policing career.

Our congratulations go with her as she departs. I am also delighted to welcome Chief Inspector Glasford into this role.

Mr. Glasford is a seasoned detective and senior leader whom I have no doubt will continue the essential work we do in this area."

Two Motorcyclists Require Hospital Treatment After Devonshire Collision

Wed, 2021-05-05

Two motorcyclists – said to be a 40-year-old Sandys parish man and a 21-year-old Sandys parish woman – required treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital after colliding in the vicinity of Devonshire Bay around 6pm Tuesday, 4th May. Both motorcycles were extensively damaged.

It now appears that the 21-year-old woman was riding east along South Road and attempted to turn onto Devonshire Bay Road, while the 40-year-old man was riding west along South Road, when the collision occurred at the junction of South Road and Devonshire Bay Road in Devonshire.

Apparently the 21-year-old woman sustained facial injuries, while the 40-year-old man sustained a broken rib and an ankle injury. At last check both remained in the hospital.

Fourth Road Fatality for 2021: 81-Year-Old Leon Thomas

Wed, 2021-05-05

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 81-year-old Leon Thomas and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Thomas – believed to be a Southampton resident – was seriously injured when he attempted to walk across South Road in Southampton near the junction with Lighthouse Road and was struck by a motorcycle being ridden west along South Road around 5:47pm Tuesday, 4th May.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the crash site and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly Mr. Thomas was later pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist involved, said to be a 19-year-old Paget man, apparently sustained injuries to his leg and back and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. He was also arrested and later bailed in connection with this fatal collision.

Third Road Fatality for 2021: 56-Year-Old Marvin Lambe

Wed, 2021-05-05

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 56-year-old Marvin Lambe and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Lambe – believed to be a Smith’s parish resident – was seriously injured when the motorcycle he was riding east on North Shore Road collided with the back of a car (also being driven east on North Shore Road), that had stopped to allow a man and woman to cross the pedestrian crossing near The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Hamilton parish around 5:30pm Tuesday, 4th May.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the crash site and being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly Mr. Lambe was later pronounced dead.

The two pedestrians struck by the motorcycle, said to be a 53-year-old Devonshire man and a 27-year-old Hamilton parish woman, were treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later discharged.

Appeal to Witnesses of Hamilton Parish Collision & Devonshire Collision

Tue, 2021-05-04

Around 5:30pm Tuesday 4th May 2021 a collision involving a motorcycle, a car and two pedestrians was reported on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish outside The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.

Initial information indicates that the motorcyclist was seriously injured and required CPR at the scene, before being rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

Both pedestrians, a man and a woman, were also hurt – but they were said to be conscious and breathing. Their injuries are believed to be less serious.

Traffic travelling east was diverted along Harrington Sound Road while the scene was processed by a BPS Traffic Collision Investigator and Forensic Support Unit personnel. Those diversions are no longer in effect.

Update: Wednesday, May 5th - Third road fatality for 2021.

Another collision was reported around 6pm Tuesday, 4th May 2021, in the South Road, Devonshire Bay Road, Devonshire area involving two motorcycles.

Initial information indicates that the two riders, one male and one female, were hurt. Both were transported to hospital via ambulance for treatment. At this time the female rider’s injuries may be more serious than the male rider’s injuries.

Serious Collision: South Road, Southampton

Tue, 2021-05-04

Around 5:47pm today, Tuesday 4th May 2021, police and other first responders attended a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle, along South Road near the junction with Lighthouse Road, Southampton.

Early reports suggest that a 19 year old man was traveling west on a motorcycle, when he was involved in a collision with a 82 year old male pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road.

Both parties were conveyed via ambulance to KEMH for treatment to their injuries.

The motorcycle rider is believed to have suffered a serious leg injury, while the pedestrian is believed to have suffered serious head injuries.

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