ANGUILLA Police Report


Police arrest two for Grievous Bodily Harm

Police on Saturday 21st March, 2015 arrested a 29 years old male and on Sunday 22nd March, 2015 arrested another male 31 years old for Grievous Bodily Harm. Both offenders from South Hill were arrested as a result of an incident which occurred in the early hours of Monday 16th March 2015 at La Cachena Bar, Long Bay.

Both defendants were taken before the Magistrate’s Court and granted bail on today’s date Monday 23rd March 2015, in the sum of EC $50,000.00 with one (1) surety each.

The bail conditions are to report to the Valley Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm, not to interfere with the virtual complainant and to surrender all travel documents. They are both required to seek the court’s permission if it becomes necessary for them to leave the island

They are both due back in court on the Thursday 4th June, 2015 at 9:00am.


Man arrested for wounding and armed with offensive weapon

Police on Thursday 19th March, 2015 at about 1:15pm responded to a report of fight between two males in South Hill involving a weapon.
On arrival officers met and spoke to a 58 year old man from South Hill who was later arrested on suspicion of wounding and armed with an offensive weapon to wit a cutlass. The alleged victim was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital by the ambulance.
The defendant was on Friday 20th March, 2015 charged with the offences of wounding and armed with an offensive weapon and taken before the Magistrate’s Court. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until Monday 23rd March, 2015 when he is due to re appear before the Magistrate to answer to the charges.


Supt. Elliott Forbes completes prestigious leadership course in UK

Supt. Elliott Forbes, of the Royal Anguilla Police Force, RAPF has returned to the island having successfully completed the Strategic Command Course that was held at Bramshill and Sunningdale Park in Berkshire, England. The course which ran for three month is intended for selected officers for promotion to the highest rank of police services.

Supt. Forbes was among colleagues from England, Scotland, Wales Northern Ireland and the British Virgin Islands.

During the three months Supt. Forbes was also attached to the Hertfordshire Constabulary for two weeks, between 23rd January- 1st February 2015 and 14th- 22nd February 2015. During that time he looked at the operations of various departments and attended several Executive Meetings.

Over the three month period Supt. Forbes was exposed to:

1. Professional Policing Skills which including policing and strategic command, core command skills, critical incident command as well as legal responsibilities.

2. Leadership and Ethics which included the strategic challenge of executive leadership and what it means to be an executive leader in today’s public service.

3. Business and Partnerships which included developing a commercial mind set and a commercial response to the public, developing a competitive advantage as well as makes for a successful business.

“I am now better prepared to step into the role of an executive leader within the RAPF as a result of the course and the attachments”, said Supt. Forbes. “They have provided me with greater insights in intelligence led policing, operational policing, investigation of serious cases and cold case review, media relations and finance”.

Supt. Forbes participation in the program was made possible through funding provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Governor’s Office here in Anguilla.