A number of young people spent time in custody over the National Heroes Day holiday weekend following multiple arrests made after that large fight at John Smith’s Bay that left at least two people with stab wounds on Saturday.

The incident occurred just before 8pm on June 13, involving between 75 to 199 people.

“Not long after, multiple calls were made to police with callers reporting several individuals at John Smith’s Bay were fighting, using helmets, chains and knives,” a spokesman said.

“Upon police arrival, those gathered had already begun to disperse. However, a 17-year-old male was arrested for driving whilst impaired.

“A 16-year-old male was arrested for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. Another 16-year-old male was arrested for affray.

“A 19-year-old male and a 20-year-old male both sustained non-life threatening stab wounds for which they were attended to at hospital and discharged.

“As previously stated, there between 75 and 100 people at John Smith’s during the fracas and the BPS is aware there are several video recordings of the incident circulating on social media.

“We urge anyone with information on this matter, to please contact 211, the main police number, 295-0011, or, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers number, 800-8477.

“The public are reminded that under phase three of the Reopening of Bermuda Plan, gatherings are limited to 20 persons, with physical distancing in place.

“The public are also advised that there will be a heightened police presence across the island over the next few days to further ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.

“We ask that you continue to partner with us in our ongoing efforts to make Bermuda safer.”