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Police say cases linked to recent east Kingston violence flare-up being investigated

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2014 | 1:56 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Kingston Eastern Police Division is assuring residents that cases linked to the recent flare-up in violence are being thoroughly investigated, and all leads are being pursued.

The January shooting of five people resulting in the death of a primary school teacher and his friend has been used to exemplify an increase of gang and criminal activities in the east Kingston community of Harbour View.

However, in a statement to residents this morning, head of the division, Superintendent Arthur Brown said the police are working assiduously to bring lawbreakers to book and restore calm to the area.

He said the men taken in custody in relation to the increase in criminal activities were recently questioned and follow-up interviews are to be conducted shortly.

The police divisional head said the Kingston Eastern Police are appealing for the continued support of the community members.

He said all residents are to remain alert and be on the lookout for any suspicious activities in their communities and to report any observations to the police immediately.

Superintendent Brown also appealed to those residents who continue to provide shelter for criminals to desist from doing so.

He stressed that doing so is not only a criminal offence but endangers the lives of others.


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