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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Monday, September 30,2019
Distribution: All Media

Unaccounted for Westgate Prisoner Apprehended [Updated]

Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley can confirm that Bermuda Police Service and Department of Corrections personnel conducted a joint search for an unaccounted for inmate from the Westgate Correctional Facility earlier this afternoon (September 30th).

The 29 year old male inmate has since been located in Southampton and is currently in police custody.

The Minister of National Security, the Hon. Wayne M. Caines, JP, MP has been notified.

Inquiries regarding the circumstances of this incident continue.

Update: Wednesday, October 2nd - A 29 year old male Westgate Correctional Facility inmate that escaped Monday afternoon and was apprehended in the South Road, Horseshoe Road, Southampton area a short time later has been transferred from police custody back to the Westgate Correctional Facility.

Inquiries regarding the circumstances of his escape continue and a court appearance is anticipated at a later date.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department