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Strong police presence for 'Champs'

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2011 | 11:12 AM

The Organisers of the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships say they will be ejecting disruptive spectators on today’s final day of the event at the National Stadium in Kingston.

According to Dr Walton Small, the president of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association, an ejection team has been appointed to monitor spectators.

He says the team will also help to ensure an orderly entry and departure of patrons from the stadium throughout the games.

Small says surveillance cameras will be used to help to identify offenders.

Meanwhile, the police say they will be blanketing sections of the Corporate Area today into tonight to ensure that there are no incidents.

The head of the St Andrew Central Police, Senior Superintendent Derrick ‘Cowboy’ Knight says the police have adequate plans to survey the hot spots.

But he is also appealing to parents to check the bags of their children before they leave home to ensure that they have no weapons.

According to Senior Superintendent Knight, since Wednesday, the police have seized more than three dozen offensive weapons from schoolboys.