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21 children arrested at street dances this morning, parents charged

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The St Andrew South Police have revealed that 21 children were arrested this morning at two street dances in the Corporate Area.

The police say their parents were summoned and later charged with breaching the Child Care and Protection Act.

Head of operations for the St Andrew South Police Division Deputy Superintendent Arron Fletcher told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the teens were being held as children in need of care and protection.

According to Fletcher, 20 of the teens were held when a police team went to an area known as Phase Two in Seaview Gardens just before 6 o’clock this morning where a street dance was still in progress.

The other teen was reportedly found in the company of her mother two hours earlier at another street dance along Sherlock Crescent, in Duhaney Park, St Andrew.