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Man assaulted near Scotiabank

Police in the scene of the assault in the vicinity of Scotiabank early this morning, June 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online are that a man was attacked while in the vicinity of Scotiabank in Road Town in the wee hours of this morning, June 3, 2017.

It is not clear to this news site at this time if the attacker also carried out a robbery on the victim.

Police had responded to the reports and had cordoned off the area to conduct their investigation.

Meanwhile, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton confirmed the reports to our newsroom.

“Police can confirm that a man sustained injuries after being assaulted while walking through the parking lot near Scotiabank early this morning.”

Ms Drayton further said the circumstances surrounding the assault are still being investigated.

38 Responses to “Man assaulted near Scotiabank”

  • wize up (03/06/2017, 12:58) Like (32) Dislike (8) Reply
    police comes after the fact; say what you want(the police must patrol the streets) out doing bull because they know they can get away with these things: who vex vex
    • Lord o (03/06/2017, 14:10) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      Police management is bad.
    • police (03/06/2017, 14:17) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
      We were can't be everywhere one time
      • No Name (03/06/2017, 18:04) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
        Talking bull****
      • So rite (05/06/2017, 08:13) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        U well know the police can't be every where at one time come people we know this us the people who c thing should inform the police. How do think them get crime or any figer out we the people so give the guys a break
      • Yes (06/06/2017, 11:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        you all can b laundry washing ayo clothes and in woman house thou
    • ha (03/06/2017, 16:37) Like (16) Dislike (19) Reply
      You all begged for the UK to come and now they are here, deal with it! The Prison and Police force have NEVER been this bad under our own local leadership and its a fact!
      • Jones (04/06/2017, 14:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Never have the local youth been such a waste of time. Not all, but way too many of them.
    • Outlaw (04/06/2017, 12:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Clarke (wize up) when you was on the force, when were you arrived, before the fact? Yes police can patrol but they will not be able to see every thing. If you used to see or stop everything from happening then our crime rate would have been at zero today.
    • Likely demographics of attack in BVI (04/06/2017, 19:28) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
      Black on black -70%
      Black on white - 30%
      White on black - 0%
      White on white - 0%
      • @ Likely demographics of attack in the vi (04/06/2017, 23:47) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
        so racist!!!! white on Black is 50% crime also has to do with economics you bigot
      • @Likely demographics of attack in BVI (05/06/2017, 00:01) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
        White on black psychological attack and horrific genetical mental damage for over 400 years to this day- 99%. A people without roots, without original identities, without their original languages, names, and religions, are bound to continue acting like mental slaves that was taught to them by their oppressors and maintained today by selected well-conditioned and selected buck-dancing negro coons.

        There is nothing new under the sun.

        Look at the U.K. and USA today. Karma- cause and effect. Those they terroristed in the past for their resources - are today - terrorizing them. Less we forget world history from the other side of the experience and not from the ones who felt they won the war.

        • BS (05/06/2017, 09:26) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
          Rubbish, get over yourself. Germany's Hitler attacked and killed millions of Europeans only in recent history. We have overcome and now have good relations with them and saved the world from their evilness. People must move on otherwise they will be stuck in thier hate.
          • @BS (06/06/2017, 07:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
            Are you truly comparing the effects of 4 horrific years with 400 horrific years??? But of a stretch don't you think?
      • BY DESIGN (05/06/2017, 00:28) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        @Likely demographics of attack in BVI. Then they can come in and play heroes and saviours of poor blacks. Has always been the strategy of colonialists. Nothing has changed.

  • facts (03/06/2017, 13:07) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
    Crime up under ndp
    • wize up (03/06/2017, 16:14) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ facts: just a point of information crime is not the only thing that's up under NDP: how dear you leave out: blood pressure: stress level: white collar will fill in the rest(what ah ting!
      • @wizeup (04/06/2017, 00:47) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Crime up all over the world. Last days. World system closing. Just ask the people on the London Bridge today.
        A man ran them over with his car and then persons got out and just started stabbing people at will in bars and
        Restaurants. Seek Jesus. Men's heart are cold. NDP us only for a season. No change will come. It will get worse.
        • in jesus name (04/06/2017, 14:46) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
          In the middle ages far worse was done under the name of christianity and far more were killed so you can stop the nonsense of last days and jesus
  • XCop. (03/06/2017, 14:09) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    So Sad. These Modern Cop. Or supervisors. Or more focus on spoiling relationship with public with giving some really unnecessary tickets. We use to have one Jeep. We always on Foot patrol. While the sergeant do mobile patrol. The bank, Bobbys Bolos and village cay area was a focus..Main street was a focus from the hospital up to the Burial ground .. I guess things and time changed. Now every time you see cops. They are in a jeep. Maybe its for the better. What I can say is that the public police relationship was a lot better back then..We need that back... Instead of tickets for every little thing a warning at times is a lot better, nobody, no matter how wrong, you took money from will not like you! When a person get a warning they will always say that's a nice Cop and will have that respect... The next time they do wrong they will just smile and take their ticket...
    • Iuo (03/06/2017, 19:23) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply

      @XCop, you can never be an ex-cop with your foolish @$% comment, spoiling relationships with unnecessary tickets, how dear you, no ticket given is unnecessary, they were given to law breakers. The best of some of you is to wait for an headline involving police to come on here with your hatred for the lawmen especially that one from St. Kits who called himself wize up. We know fully who you are and when you was a member of the Force you was not any better, so shut your craw.

      • @Luo. Shame on u. (03/06/2017, 21:39) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Do you know a word call discretion? U make urself and force shame...
        • Iuo (04/06/2017, 10:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          Discretion cannot be exercised when people are willful. The law says to wear your seatbelt and not to use your cellular phone while driving without the aid of a handsfree device, am officer causal driver doing that, tell me what discretion you need the officer to exercise. Some of you people just ridiculous, lawless and never want to admit your wrong.
    • Agree (03/06/2017, 20:13) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Xcop, they drive around in a AC jeep eating doughnuts getting fat. I bet most of them can't run a block.
    • Correct (04/06/2017, 08:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      And the thing they should be giving tickets for like people parking bad like around the corner by lattitude they are not focusing on that.
      • cop (04/06/2017, 14:36) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        @correct, tell your legislators to put back the no parking legislation on the law books, they are the ones causing the problems but as usual the police are always the one to blame
  • Diego (03/06/2017, 14:30) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Law abiding citizens should have the rights to bear arms end of story then when they come on you JUST BURN DEM SKIN
  • 911 (03/06/2017, 15:43) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    well the bank is where the money is so whats new?
    • rattie (03/06/2017, 18:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      If one looks at it that way, the way the majority of voters in this country do, you can see why folks see a boy crying “wolf.”
  • Street reporter (03/06/2017, 21:57) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    I can't remember seeing a fat Constable back in the 90s. Now I can't see a slim WPC...I wonder who doing these selections... Oh OK. They join slim these one year later they fat like cow.... Thought policing was a fitness Job... Activity. Agility.. Mobility.. Don't matter no more.
  • naked king (04/06/2017, 00:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The capitol is to dark. Why don't they put up some of those lights that are on the port certain places around town. Put them by every banks. Especially by First Caribbean.
  • tolian to the bone (04/06/2017, 00:53) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Can our new UK Police Commissioner please do something about the loitering outside business
    Places at night. Rite Way next to FLOW. Outside Bobby's Cinemax. Please drive by and break up
    thus ugliness. Down islanders don't like their houses or what?
  • wize up (04/06/2017, 04:08) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    If negro was the one in charge of policing there would been a big uprising by local talk show host in tv and radio however Pale face in charge so not one word: there is loads of chatter about the very poor political leadership BUT no out cry about the very poor stands of police operations: the levers of white collars crimes and the level of unsolved crime are the same: the governor and the commissioner of police is directly responsible for crime fighting tact ticks in this place but dem white so we can't not offend them!!!!
  • tickets (04/06/2017, 05:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    More tickets needed as a deterrence. More lights needed too. Police need to be less laid back. Out strolling. No fear or even respect for law enforcement. No consequence for breaking the law.
  • man (04/06/2017, 21:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    These guys are playing with fire, literally..

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