Thursday 22 October, 2020

UPDATE: Police arrest Bishop's Court double-murder suspect

[Update: 9.30 am, June 23, 2020]

Police have arrested a man in connection with the double-murder which occurred at Bishop's Court along Lower Collymore Rock in St Michael. The incident occurred yesterday morning (June 22) between 7 am and 11 am when police arrived at the scene.

The man was picked up by police last night (June 22) on Henry's Lane in St Michael.

He is in custody assisting with investigations.


Police identify journalist, worker killed at Bishop's Court

[Update: 8.10 pm, June 22, 2020]

The two men who died at Bishop's Court in St Michael today have been identified by police.

They are:

Glenroy James of Grazettes in St Michael

Christoff Griffith, 25, of Laynes Road in St Michael

James was working at the scene when he and his fellow colleagues were attacked. He was chopped about his body and died at the scene. Police arrived at the scene after being summoned and found James' body along with a second body also with multiple lacerations about the body. It was the body of Griffith. Griffith was a photographer assigned to the Nation Publishing Co. 

Loop News extends deepest condolences to the family of both men.


[2.56 pm, Monday, June 22, 2020]

Police are still combing the scene at Bishop Court Hill where two bodies were discovered. 

Both individuals had lacerations about the body.

According to Police Public Relations Officer Acting Sergeant Rodney Inniss, a private company was doing work in the area this morning and called the police to report the discovery of a body. He said that police responded and arrived at the scene to confirm that there was the body of an adult male. 

"Our investigations led us to a second body.

"We are still early and still active in our investigations."

He said that there is much hearsay and people are coming forward with bits and pieces, but at this stage, the police cannot disclose the identity of those deceased persons as they still need to interact with family members.

However, he went on to state: "I could not identify who the persons are at this stage but I can confirm that sadly it is the son of one of our own officers." And he said that contact has been made with the father. He said they have met with the dad.

As it stands, he added that there are still a few of areas of evidence that they need to tie in and "of course there are some suspects in the area that we have to go to."

Searching the entire area are the Forensic team, Canine Unit, other members of the Force and they are speaking to persons who would have been early witnesses at the scene.

Inniss extended his condolences on behalf of the Force.

Loop News extends deepest condolences to family, friends and loved ones of both deceased. The media fraternity in Barbados is shattered by this news.


Two dead at Bishop Court scene

[2.10 pm, Monday, June 22, 2020]

Police are reporting that two lost their lives in the area of Bishop Court Hill in St Michael.

Police have confirmed the deaths.

Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force are at the scene now (1.30 pm).

Police have also indicated that one of the deceased is a member of the media fraternity. One of the victims is a male journalist.

The Police Public Relations Officer will address the media soon.

More details to come.


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