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Thursday, Dec 03, 2020

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in bar Sunday night

Man hospitalised after being stabbed in bar Sunday night

One male is currently being treated at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital after receiving stab wounds while at a bar on Tortola on Sunday night.
This is according to Information Officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Diane Drayton, who in a statement on Monday said the unidentified male is in a critical condition.

“One male is in hospital and another in custody following a stabbing incident near a bar in Paraquita Bay at 9:47 pm last night. The condition of the injured male is serious,” the RVIPF stated.

Investigations are ongoing into the matter.

Just last week, the RVIPF said it had recorded a disturbing rise in the number of serious assaults occurring in the territory in recent times.

Deputy Commissioner Alwin James said he is disturbed with what appears to be a lack of restraint and self-control by some members of the community.

He said the force was noticing a pattern of premeditated and orchestrated assaults on colleagues, friends and neighbours throughout the BVI community.

He, therefore, called on residents to voice their unified disapproval because such actions must be condemned.

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