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Clarendon police implementing measures to stem violence

Published:Wednesday | November 5, 2014 | 10:03 AM

The police in Clarendon say measures are being put in place to stem the increase in violence in May Pen.

It is reported that there have been at least three shootings in the busy town center in recent weeks.

It’s further reported that much of the violence has occurred on Storks and Bromanty Streets.

The most recent incident happened on Monday when a lone gunman shot and injured two persons at a bar on Bromanty Street.

Superintendent Carol McKenzie, who is in charge of operations in Clarendon, says the police are concerned about the increase in violence and are taking the necessary steps to stem the problem.

Meanwhile, Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell says the Clarendon Parish Council and the business community have also expressed concern about the increase in crime and violence.

Mayor Barnswell is appealing to residents to cooperate with the police and provide them with any information they may have about recent criminal activities.


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