Car explosion investigated

Royal Cayman Islands police are investigating after a car was damaged by an explosion in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call around 1.10am on 1 January from a woman who reported hearing an explosion in the Gresscott Lane area of George Town.

Police responded to the scene and found that a Toyota Starlet had been damaged by some sort of explosion. Scenes of crime officers processed the car at the location and it was later removed for further examination. An investigation is underway by detectives and they would like to hear from anyone with information.

No one was injured, and police said the damage did not appear to have been caused by a fire.

‘We’re taking this incident extremely seriously, and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen or heard something suspicious,’ said RCIPS Superintendent Marlon Bodden. ‘At this time we are trying to ascertain what caused the damage and any information could be useful.’

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Mr Bodden at George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).