Police confirmed this afternoon that a 23-year-old man found lying unconscious near the fourth floor elevator at the Fairmont Southampton Resort on New Year’s Eve, is today listed in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
No word on his specific injuries as a result of the assault that occurred around 4am, and police issued no formal word on reports that another man was allegedly stabbed during hotel room festivities that resulted in at least three separate outbreaks of violent incidents at the hotel overnight.
Police would neither confirm or deny reports that the fracas that broke out in the hotel lobby and another outside in the hotel parking lot were the result of gang rivalry, reportedly between two west end groups. A spokesman would only say that all leads are being investigated.
Meanwhile, three men remain in police custody this evening in connection with the incidents,
Police have also recovered a quantity of jewellery and other personal items from individuals who were robbed. No word on just how many robberies occurred.
A spokesman said: “Officers be will liaising with hotel management to establish if any other offences were committed overnight by those engaged in this irresponsible bad behaviour, with a view to reviewing security protocols going forward.”
Reports reaching Bermuda Real indicate that there were reportedly only three security guards on duty at the resort, backed by police officers secured by the hotel for New Year’s Eve.
Police renewed an appeal today as enquiries continue, specifically for:
- Anyone who was at the Fairmont Southampton on New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day and saw any of these individuals or has any information that can assist investigators
- Anyone that may have had their jewellery taken from them at the premises during these incidents or was the victim of any other crimes
- Anyone who may have mobile phone video footage of these anti-social incidents at Farimont Southampton
to call Acting Detective Chief Inspector David Greenidge at the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, persons with relevant information can call the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.