Marco Perinchief identify as man killed in Somerset on Saturday

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) today confirmed the identity of the man killed on Saturday in Sandys as 49-year-old Marco Perinchief, as well as noting the alleged assailant to be in custody at Hamilton Police Station.

Mr Perinchief, who resided on Broome Street, just yards from where he was found wounded and in an unresponsive state on a grass verge along Clyde Best Lane, is believed to have been murdered, potentially as a result of an earlier altercation, purportedly involving the deceased and a relative of the 47-year-old man being held, that took place on nearby Hook N Ladder Lane.

Acting Chief Inspector Jason Smith noted police to be investing both incidents as having been related, with available CCTV footage being reviewed by police, while a request was made to have members of the public supply video taken of the events of Saturday. Witnesses with knowledge of what transpired at either or both locations were also encouraged to come forward and speak with police.

“There are two incidents that are of interest to this investigation,” said Mr Smith, during today’s TNN interview. “There’s an incident that took place on Somerset Road, next to the junction with Hook N Ladder Lane, which from our inquiries might have been what started the second incident involving Mr Perinchief and the man that has been taken into police custody.

“We’re also aware that at that particular scene there were a number of persons who were present and who might have witnessed the altercation that took place at that location.

“Anyone who was there. Anyone who might have video recorded, that is important to our lines of inquiry, we are inviting you to make contact with us.”

Mr Smith told of a football match having taken place at the adjacent ground of Somerset Cricket Club during the time of the apparent murder, with persons at the game having witnessed the altercation between Perinchief and his alleged killer.

The policeman was interested in those witnesses presenting their versions of what they saw to the authorities.
Said Mr Smith: “We are aware from our inquiries that at the time of that particular assault there was a football game that was being played at the Somerset Cricket Club and that there might have been persons at the club who might have witnessed that particular altercation on Clyde Best Lane.

“For clarity, there was nothing that took place inside the club grounds that is of interest to the investigation. The incident happened outside the club grounds.
“From our inquiries we do believe that there were persons present at the club grounds who might have video recorded the incident that was taking place on Clyde Best Lane and any information that you can provide to us is of great importance.

“We are making this appeal today for those persons within our community that have any information that can help us bring clarity to this investigation to please make contact with us.”

Meanwhile, Mr Smith said that police were awaiting the results of an autopsy, before confirming the exact cause of Mr Perinchief’s death, which might better direct the laying of any charges, surrounding the matter.

Persons with information relative to the incidents are asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Anneka Donawa at 717 2250 or by e-mail at, or to call CrimeStoppers at 800 8477.

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