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Police set 9 pm curfew for St James students

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 4:24 PM
Head of the St James police, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor ... the measure was taken as criminals have been reportedly luring children into illegal activities and encouraging them not to go to school.

Head of the St James police Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor says all students under 17-years-old in the parish have been given a 9 p.m. curfew.

He says the students must be off the streets by this time. 

SSP McGregor says only children in the company of their parents will be overlooked by the police.

The measure was taken as criminals have been reportedly luring children into illegal activities and encouraging them not to go to school.

However, not everyone is in support of the curfew.

SSP McGregor says the police are challenged by residents in some communities in the parish whose residents are not receptive to the curfew.

He says the police are working hard to change this view and notes that cooperation is needed to keep children safe and away from criminal activities.

From January 1 to April 2, St James has recorded a ten per cent decrease in crime when compared to the similar period last year.