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Trelawny police alarmed at number of student crimes

Published:Sunday | January 25, 2015 | 12:36 PM

The Trelawny police is expressing concern about the number of children being arrested and charged for crimes in the parish.

Speaking at a meeting organised by the Ministry of Education at the William Knibb High School at the start of the weekend, Inspector Lorna Henderson revealed that a total of 58 children were arrested last year, 52 of whom were charged with various crimes.

The crimes include murder, rape, robbery, break-in, lottery scamming, simple larceny, assault, and malicious destruction of property.

Henderson says poor parenting supervision is among the main contributors to the children's anti-social behaviour.

She says the Trelawny police have launched an evening school programme at the Falmouth All-age School aimed at young people.


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