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Commish Ellington appeals for calm after Seaview murders

Published:Monday | June 10, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



Following the deadly attack on four persons in a Seaview Gardens community last Friday, Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington visited residents to reassure them of the police's support.




The Constabulary Network (CCN) says the commissioner appealed to families and friends of the victims not to carry out any act of reprisal as the Police are capable of dealing with the situation.



“When incidents like these happen, there is a propensity for acts of reprisal to be carried out. However, I strongly advice against this type of action, as the Police have identified some of the perpetrators and will be leaving no stone unturned until they are brought to justice,” Ellington said.



Residents were advised that the police will maintain a strong presence in the area for as long as it takes for normality to return.



The CCN says additional resources have been deployed from the Mobile Reserve and the Jamaica Defence Force, to assist the local police in their drive to have increased foot and mobile patrols in the community.



The community has been relatively quiet prior to the incident.



The Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact the Hunt’s Bay Police at 923 5625 or 119.



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