The police are appealing for the public to discontinue the spread of misinformation that is endangering the lives of others and could compromise investigations into the murder of Everton McMaster.
Everton McMaster is the BVI’s third murder victim of 2020.
A media release from the police said several voice notes are being circulated implicating three local men as the persons responsible for the murder.
The police believe that as a result of these erroneous voice notes, an attempt was made on the life of Cliff Williams in Long Look around 6:15 pm last night. Police told BVI News that several gunshots were heard in the area but no one was injured.
“Detectives believe these claims (the contents of the voice notes) are not only false but are intended to interfere with and divert attention from the investigation since there is no evidence to support these reckless accusations. Police are appealing to the persons not to take matters in their own hands and to desist from all retaliatory behaviour as it is hampering efforts to bring justice in this investigation,” the police release said.
The police say detectives from the Major Crime Team are continuing investigations into the murder of McMaster. He was killed around 3 pm in Baughers Bay on November 6. Detectives arrested one person yesterday for questioning in relation to that murder.
Police continue to appeal to anyone who has information pertaining to the murder of McMaster and the attempted murder of Cliff Williams to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque directly on 284-368-9809 or the Major Crime Investigation Team on 284-368-5682.
The public is being reminded that all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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