PRESS RELEASES

52-17 ARRESTS AND CHARGE FOLLOWING UPPER TOWN DISTURBANCES

A male person was arrested yesterday afternoon soon after a disturbance in an upper town residential area.  A police investigation into the incident subsequently led to the arrest of a second male and eventually to the arrest of a further two individuals.

The two male persons have been charged as follows and are currently on bail with conditions pending their appearance in court tomorrow morning.

William VASQUEZ, 61 years of age, is charged with 1x count of Affray and 1x count of Being in Possession of a Bladed Article. 

Elliot GILBERT, 50 years of age, is charged with 1x count of Affray and 1x count of Being in Possession of and Offensive Weapon.

The other two individuals, a male and female, were arrested on suspicion of Violent Disorder and are currently on police bail.

The RGP is aware of the video footage that has been circulating on Social Media and reassures the public that it will continue to do its utmost to ensure public safety and maintain public confidence.

It also encourages members of the public that witness such incidents to come forward as witnesses so that together in unison we can all look after and protect our community.