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Cops interdicted after nine escape Denham Town lock-up

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Four policemen have been interdicted following the escape of nine detainees from the west Kingston-based Denham Town Police Station lock-up yesterday.

The Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit said the nine men were discovered missing about 7:10 in the morning after making their escape by cutting away a ventilation grille.

Those on the run are:

- Twenty-three-old Theodore Lawrence, otherwise called 'Theo', of Baugh Path, Tivoli Gardens, Kingston 14, who was charged with murder.

- Kevin Thomas, 26, also known as 'Tatan', of McKenzie Drive, Tivoli Gardens, who was charged with wounding with intent and shooting with intent.

- Nineteen-year-old Oshane Morgan, otherwise called 'Grey Beard', of Oxford Street, Denham Town, Kingston 14, who was charged with robbery and illegal possession of firearm.

- Twenty-two-year-old Richard Richardson, also called 'Ritchie', of Golden Heights, Denham Town, who was charged with shooting with intent.

- Alex Bailey, 23, of Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11, who was charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm.

- Thirty-year-old Ian McBean, otherwise called 'Pipe', of Cling Cling Avenue, Kingston 11, who was charged with murder.

- Twenty-three-old Stephen Burke, also known as called 'Lucious', of Hanover Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine, who was charged with affray, malicious destruction of property, and assaulting police.

- Thirty-three-year-old Donovan Allen, otherwise known as 'Bitter', of John's Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine, who was charged with robbery with aggravation.

- George Ballentine, 19, of Bedwood Gardens, Kingston 7, who was charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm.

Up to last night, a police team remains on the hunt for the men.