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Police discovers spent shells in vicinity of HM Prison

-Some 60 shells found on road & along roadside in bushes
Information coming into our news centre, is that police acting on an anonymous report have discovered a large number of spent shells in the vicinity of the HM Prison, in Balsam Ghut Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information coming into our news centre, is that police acting on an anonymous report have discovered a large number of spent shells in the vicinity of the HM Prison, in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

A police source told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that upon investigation on January 1, 2021, they discovered some 60 spent shells on the road a short distance from the HM Prison main gate. 

Most of the spent shells were in the middle of the road and a few on the roadside in the bushes.

Sources said the shells are from various semi-automatic firearms, however, it remains unclear under what circumstances the firearms were used.

VINO will bring more information as it becomes available.

20 Responses to “Police discovers spent shells in vicinity of HM Prison ”

  • thank you (03/01/2021, 13:25) Like (6) Dislike (30) Reply
    Thank goodness for VINO!

    Where’s the Governor at????! How come NO PRESS CONFERENCE NOW???

    NOTHING TO SELF PROMOTE OBVIOUSLY!

    Same to be said for that crony Commissioner of Police.

    JOBS DUE TO WHITE PRIVILEGE!

    JUST LEAVE ALREADY & GET OFF OUR NECKS.

    COMPLETE PHONIES AND FAKES!!
    • @thank you (03/01/2021, 15:11) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
      I THINK YOU HAD TO MANY DRINKS OVER THE HOLIDAYS AND HAVEN’T SOBER UP. WHAT YOU ARE THREADING MAKES NO SENCE. YOU ARE SUCH A ANGRY NEGATIVE PERSON, YOU CAN FEEL THE NEGATIVE VIBES.
      • @@thank you (03/01/2021, 17:05) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        The Topic of the Governor is trending. Any and every one who wants to sound relevant should jump on him. This is the only place on earth where the commission of a crime is solved or intercepted and people vex.
    • @thank you (03/01/2021, 16:59) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      There is just one way to describe you and that is to say that you are stupid. Just some questions though were the shells dump there or were they from recent on site discharge of weapons? Please note also that the Police used a nearby piece of land for years for a range where various weapons were used. Normally these shells would have been collected and stored in containers.Could they be spent shells from this period which now found there way there by someone (or other means) who may had discovered them? That gunfire that produced 60 spent shell would have attracted attention and the police would have been alerted.
  • New year shell down (03/01/2021, 13:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem boys was just bringing the new year in dats all
  • 1st District (03/01/2021, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    And the same action in Cappoons Bay near Bomba Shack
  • Just saying (03/01/2021, 14:16) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Probably were discharged when the fireworks were going off.
  • Tired and Fed up (03/01/2021, 14:34) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Right about now I am soooooooo disgusted with the Police and all who are in authority to do something about these blasted children up and down the road with these noisy bikes all freaking Sunday and people can't get a rest. What has our country come to? Good law abiding citizens are being held hostage by these thugs.

    If you call the police who is right in their faces, they ask a bunch of nonsense and don't show up. You all better do something or else people will begin to take the law in their own hands. People are increasing becoming very agitated with these nuisances. They just don't stop. For hours, every day!!!

    I am so fed up that if I had a gun, I believe that I'll actually use.
  • Well (03/01/2021, 14:34) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it is just by the prison the staff there ought to hear if 60 shots were fired so since no one hear anything I could only assume someone just drive by and drop the shells there. The police need to investigate thoroughly because this could very well be a warning sign for someone at the prison.
    • @Well (03/01/2021, 15:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I WAS THINKING THE EXACT THING. I SEE IT AS A WARNING TO SOMEONE WORKING IN THE PRISON SUSTEM OR MAYBE ONE OR MORE OF THE INMATES. 60 SPENT SHELLS AND NO ONE HEAR ALL THOSE GUN SHOTS BLASTING THAT CLOSE TO THE PRISON? THEY WERE PLACED THERE AS A WARNING TO SOMEONE. 60 SPENT SHELLS, THAT IS A LOT, THAT MEANS WHOEVER THE MESSAGE OR WARNING IS TO WHEN WE COME, IT IS GOING TO BE BLAZING.
    • new years (06/01/2021, 02:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      A moo moo fired shots at 12 on new years. Heard it from my home, it was an automatic release.
  • Fed Up (03/01/2021, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    On Friday around 7:21 there were gunshots heard in Greenland and then later on that evening about another 8 shots
  • annudda2cents (03/01/2021, 18:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i guess since most of us (i for sure don't) know what CID and SOCO means, no need to provide the full form eh?
    • Soco (03/01/2021, 21:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Means scenes of crime officer. a person whose job is to collect evidence from the place where a crime has taken place.
  • Ridiculous (03/01/2021, 18:53) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    How come no joint press conference by the governor and sidekick commissioner of police???

    On holiday STILL???!!!!

    CLEARLY WE DONT NEED THEM ANYWAY! Just a waste of our money, supporting them to live here for free.....
    • Dulce (05/01/2021, 08:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Whether you need them or not is of no relevance. The VI is a property if the UK. You are occupying their property with their permission. You may leave at any time. There are African countries inviting you to return home. UK wont miss you at anytime. You are the intruder.
  • Observer (03/01/2021, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are firearms with silencer so you would not hear the explosion . It could be that someone place those empty shells in that location so persons could find them as a warning.
  • grim reapdf (03/01/2021, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We$tbank
  • hm (05/01/2021, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Up there is just corrupt,the inmates is who run things up there especially those inmates that are rich! Drugs, money and weapons are up there! Can’t wait for England to take over!
  • Accuracy (05/01/2021, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prisoners where just target practicing.


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