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Get rid of Frankfield gangs, Azan urges

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 9:17 AM
Richard Azan - File

North West Clarendon Member of Parliament Richard Azan is appealing to the Clarendon police to suppress criminal gangs plaguing the Frankfield community.

The appeal from Azan comes a week after the latest murder was recorded in the once peaceful rural community.

And residents are reportedly in fear as youth gangs are believed to be engaged in a deadly feud.

At a meeting at the Frankfield Primary School, Azan, said since alleged gang members began shooting and murdering residents, no one has been held accountable.

Meanwhile, Commander of the Clarendon Police Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Maurice Robinson says issues such as distrust in the police are impeding work.

However, he says 12 police officers from the Mobile Reserve will shortly be deployed in Northern Clarendon to help crime fighting.

According to the senior policeman Frankfield is responsible for three of the 66 murders in the parish so far.

And he says Frankfield is responsible for 21 of the 494 serious crime incidents.


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