Police and other emergency services are still at the location carrying out onsite investigations into the report of an explosion that took place at a residence on Bayfield Crescent, Newlands.
Police have implemented cordons at the location for the protection of the public and to maintain the integrity of the scene. The Cayman Islands Fire Service is currently working to make the scene safe and identify the source of the explosion. While this is being done, the public is being asked to avoid this area and to remain outside of the established cordons placed by the police. Additionally, there may be places where debris is present, that have not been cordoned off. The public is also being asked, for their safety, to avoid this area until the authorities have deemed the area safe.
Breaching police cordons is an offense according to section 49(3) of the Police Act (2021 Revision) and anyone who contravenes a police cordon commits an offense and is liable to a fine of $3000 or to imprisonment for one year or to both.