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Tourist allegedly attacked by man with knife on Willy T’s

January 11th, 2016 | Tags: Willy T's knife attack tourist Local Police Presence
Relating to this news site what she described as "bad for tourism", a tourist who asked not to be named because she frequents the territory, is alleging that one of her sons was attacked and injured by a man wielding a knife on the popular Willy T’s Friday night, January 8, 2016. Photo: beachbarbums.com
A response to inquiries on the matter was not received from Police Information Officer Diane Drayton up to post time. Photo: VINO/File
A response to inquiries on the matter was not received from Police Information Officer Diane Drayton up to post time. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Relating to this news site what she described as "bad for tourism", a tourist who asked not to be named because she frequents the territory, is alleging that one of her sons was attacked and injured by a man wielding a knife on the popular Willy T’s Friday night, January 8, 2016.

According to the woman, the ‘local’ man was intoxicated and interfering with one of the ladies on the boat and became annoyed when he was discouraged from doing so. It was at this point that the woman’s son was reportedly attacked.

"He is black and has the local accent," the woman told this news site of the alleged attacker.

She related that her son, his brother and their girlfriends were having an amazing good time when the “local”, who she said was in a drunken stupor, was constantly touching her son's girlfriend inappropriately.

She said her son tried to get him to stop but instead the man pulled a knife and swiped it at her son, grazing him on one side of the abdomen.

"It was crazy to see him pull a knife. Everyone there saw.

"I wanted to get the police but didn't know how to get them. The person in-charge on Willy T’s stepped in and said he was going to deal with it but we didn't see any action, no police or anyone came," related the woman as she lifted the shirt of her son, revealing the scar from the knife.

The young man declined to have a photo taken as he said he didn't want any further trouble and just wanted to return to his home country without further incident.

"I think in a peak season police patrol should make rounds at these places (Willy T’s). It's a place where heavy drinking takes place and things do happen. They should also make it mandatory that the owner of the boat mount emergency numbers so customers can access in time of need," the woman stated.

A response to inquiries on the matter was not received from Police Information Officer Diane Drayton up to post time.

'Unfortunate' situation

Manager of Willy T's, Mr Ewan Anderson confirmed there was an incident on the boat and said while indeed a knife was flashed no one was "stabbed."

"There was an altercation on Friday night, yes, very late at night, nobody else was on board. Two young gentlemen, who I actually know, were out of place and one did pull a knife."

Mr Anderson said it was unfortunate what happened since the Willy T's has never had such incident in its 30 years or so of business.

He said the tourists at the time expressed they were not interested in involving the police and he was dealing with the two gentlemen who he said are from Tortola, when the tourists left. He said he was surprised that the tourists brought the matter to the media even while they had indicated they did not want to involve the police.

"For 30 years nothing like this has ever happened. Unfortunately there were a couple of bad kids [on board]. We don't police the Willy T's because it is a good place to go to. We don't have these issues here and it is unfortunate what happened," Mr Anderson lamented.

24 Responses to “Tourist allegedly attacked by man with knife on Willy T’s”

  • wize up (11/01/2016, 09:37) Like (5) Dislike (46) Reply

    once you are w***e with any issue in this territory you sure will get publicity....

    • sss (11/01/2016, 11:01) Like (66) Dislike (1) Reply
      I would not call stabbing someone an issue I would call it attempted murder.Lock his a** up.
      • wize up (11/01/2016, 22:07) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
        @ SSS; its all in your mind; black folks been getting injured in this territory day after day for many many years....WOW, you want the world to stop spinning ( in the year 2016 with the 1834 mentality)
    • 9 (14/01/2016, 21:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was tourists who was drunk and pushy i hear
  • apple (11/01/2016, 09:54) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    One bad apple will spoil it for the rest of them.
  • honky tonk man (11/01/2016, 09:58) Like (15) Dislike (37) Reply
    Why these blacks sharks always hanging around white establishments?
  • Boo (11/01/2016, 10:05) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    WTH! Whats up with these drunken horny toads?
  • SB (11/01/2016, 10:06) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now that was smart...."Look I'm not hurt I don't want no trouble, had an amazing time now I will be going home."
  • just asking... (11/01/2016, 10:21) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Please becaful vino you msy get a call from lynett and brodrick
  • .... (11/01/2016, 10:24) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmmm some of these locals here so disrespectful and ignorant. They think all tourist are punks so they can do what they please. They need to mess with the right ones.
  • tt (11/01/2016, 10:27) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people who saw the man pull the knife need to identify him to the police as he may end up killing someone next time. Shame and Report.
  • Xxx (11/01/2016, 10:43) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad
  • BuzzBvi (11/01/2016, 10:44) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is not good but each story has two sides
    • Correction (11/01/2016, 11:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Every story has 3 sides not 2, your, mines and the truth inkling in the middle!!
  • really?? (11/01/2016, 11:00) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did she call 999 or 911?
  • farmer brown (11/01/2016, 12:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is most unfortunate
  • bystander (11/01/2016, 13:52) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I don't know what is worse; this incident or the food and drink at the owners' establishment...Maybe send Johnson
    as a food critic?
  • Mr. T (11/01/2016, 17:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whatever Willie T says is truth. They never lie. Cuss a lot, but never lie. Right.
  • Only in the BVI (11/01/2016, 19:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    do they still jump off the boat with their birth suit?
  • mixed feelings (12/01/2016, 10:13) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr Ewan Anderson U should BAN that person, weather u know him or not he should be banned FOR LIFE from going there again.
  • Welsah (12/01/2016, 14:23) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    The owner should know its tourist who go there the most he should be on their side not the locals.
    • Boss (13/01/2016, 09:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Local their every week Welsah don't speak of what you don't know.......


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