Help find this missing person


Members of the public are being asked to help locate the whereabouts of ASTAR BISHOP, of Belmont, who has been reported missing since midday, yesterday.

Relatives of Mr Bishop told Guardian Media that his car was found today parked on the east bound lane of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, near to Courts Megastore.

Astar Bishop is 37-years-old, and five feet 10 inches tall. He is said to be of medium build and has a dark brown complexion.

Belmont fire contained

Of­fi­cers from the Bel­mont Fire Sta­tion have been fighting a blaze at an aban­doned building at Au­gus­tine Lane Bel­mont Wednesday morning. 

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the fire start­ed just af­ter 10 am and that it might have been de­lib­er­ate­ly set.

Fire­fight­ers have been able to con­tain the blaze from spread­ing to near­by homes.

Bel­mont po­lice are con­tin­u­ing in­quiries.

Family of missing Belmont man wants help in finding him

Relatives of a Belmont man are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Deena Bartholomew-Dixon wrote on Facebook: "My family and I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide in helping us locate my father Lester Bartholomew, who has been missing from our Belmont home since yesterday. He is showing signs of dementia and is most likely lost or a bit confused. 

Pensioner dies in fire

A pensioner has perished in a fire.

Fire officers were called in to respond to a blaze at a home located at 18 Bank Hill, Belmont on Monday evening.

After the fire was extinguished officers combed the burnt structure and discovered the charred remains of a man.

The victim was later identified as 68-year-old Earl Langly.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze.


High-powered AR15 assault rifle found in Belmont

Police have seized a high-powered AR15 assault Rifle, concealed in a crocus bag in Belmont.

The weapon was found in bushes at Serraneau Street, Belmont earlier today.

An AR-15 is a lightweight military-grade semi-automatic weapon.

It was designed above all else to be a lightweight assault rifle, and to fire lightweight, high-velocity small caliber cartridge which allows soldiers to carry more ammunition.

No one has been arrested in connection with the discovery.


31-year-old man murdered in Belmont

The country recorded another murder last night as a man was shot dead at St Andrews Lane, Belmont.

He has been identified as 31-year-old Matthew Algernon.

The shooting occurred around 7:15 pm.

Residents told police they found the bullet-riddled body of a man lying in the road after hearing several loud explosions.

Investigations are continuing.