Beating in Kaibo caps 31-arrest weekend for police

A man was beaten unconscious with a board Sunday night in Kaibo in front of dozens of witnesses near to the busy beach restaurant and boat dock, drawing a wild weekend for local police to a close.

According to reports, the 28-year-old man from Prospect had stepped off a boat after it had docked and was walking along the beach when he was struck with a 2 x 4 in the head several times.

“[The victim] reported to police that he was drinking earlier and was attacked by a group of boys,” RCIPS Superintendent Adrian Seales said. “He could not give any information on his assailants but was transported to the George Town Hospital by ambulance for injuries received to his face.”

Police and medical responders were called to the scene, but there was no word on any arrests in the incident at press time Tuesday. The man was treated and released from hospital Sunday.

The weekend of the assault the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported various operations on Grand Cayman that led to arrests for “illegal drug use and anti-social behavior” on local beaches.

Officers in the eastern districts also received several complaints of speeding through North Side and East End on the weekends. Eight people were ticketed over last weekend, some traveling at more than twice the speed limit.

“Much of the traffic goes to Rum Point and the Kaibo area,” Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks said.

Superintendent Seales said 19 of the 31 weekend arrests occurred in George Town, eight in West Bay and three in the Eastern districts of Bodden Town, East End and North Side.

One arrest in East End involved a 19-year-old man who police said had ganja in his car.

Other arrests occurring from Friday night to Monday morning included seven for drunken driving and five for driving while disqualified [meaning the person’s license had been suspended or revoked already by the courts].

Another six people were arrested during the period for failing to appear on court warrants.

Other arrests over the weekend occurred for dangerous driving [2], disorderly conduct [3], provoking violence [2], drug possession [2], theft [2], breach of bail conditions [1] and giving police a false name or address [1].

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