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Police vow to clampdown on children attending street dance

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The St Andrew South Police have vowed to step up their monitoring of street dances within the division in an effort to stamp out the practice of children attending those events.

The warning by head of operations for the division, Deputy Superintendent Arron Fletcher, follows the arrest of 21 children who were reportedly found at two street dances in Seaview Gardens and Duhaney Park, St Andrew yesterday.

The police say the teens’ parents were summoned and later charged with breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act.

Fletcher says during a recent town hall meeting with residents the police sought to emphasise that street dances are no place for children and warned that they, along with their parents, would be arrested if caught.