Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley made a heartfelt appeal to residents taking it upon themselves to roam on private property to get a closer look for themselves to see the damage behind this home (in top photograph), to stop it!
In a post on his Facebook page filed shortly before 2pm this afternoon, Mr Corbishley said he was contacted by the family who own the property, who are now at their “wits end”.
To make matters worse, he said one family “even had their child in a push chair” when they came to snoop.
“The owners (who I note have children) are at their wits end with members of the public actually walking onto their private property to look at the damage and take photos,” said the Commissioner.
“Only yesterday (Weds) a family wandered into their garden to have a look and they even had their child in a push chair which is plain daft given the dangerous situation so close to an open cliff face.
“I am sure you will agree that the family have enough to cope with in addressing not only the damage but the dangerous situation resulting from their property wall at the cliff face collapsing.
“The family have agreed for me to put this post out and I ask you to share so we can help them get their privacy back to deal with what was an upsetting and scary incident.
“Please don’t say who they are or the location if you know but let’s show team Bermuda in supporting them. It would be nice for them to get some best wishes comments as I did feel their distress in conversation.
Photos began circulating on social media earlier this week, shortly after Hurricane Teddy, which prompted a bit of a public debate on whether or not the photo was taken several years ago, or during the storm on Monday.”
In closing, he said: “Finally, with my BPS hat on, I note that trespassing onto private property is an offense but I hope this post closes the matter and it is done in agreement with the family so let’s show the family some Bermuda team love.”