Immigration Office issues statement following attack on Immigration officer

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Immigration officer attacked while executing his duties.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4th December 2014

On Wednesday 3rd December, an immigration officer was injured with lacerations across the upper eye and nose while seeking to interdict a suspected illegal migrant in the area of Cowpen Road.

It is believed that the suspected individual, a man, in seeking to evade the authorities threw barbed wire at the officer which resulted in the cuts.

A man was subsequently arrested by the police to assist in their inquiries into the incident. The officer received stiches to the cuts and was subsequently released.

The Minister for Immigration wishes to thank the officer for his work and service. Mr. Mitchell said: ” This reminds us that in doing the work on behalf of the Bahamian people our public officials are called upon to make sacrifices to give service.”

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