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Curfew coming for St Thomas children, police warn

Published:Monday | March 10, 2014 | 9:58 AM

The St Thomas police are warning parents that they will soon institute a curfew for children in the parish.



With the curfew, children will be required to be off the streets by 9 p.m.



According to St George Jackson, the acting police commander for the Island Special Constabulary Force, children caught on the street and at dances after hours will be taken into protective custody.



He says their parents will have to answer to questions about their care and protection.



Jackson says many children are seen late at nights loitering at the Morant Bay Bus Park.



He says they often put themselves at greater risk by later boarding overloaded vehicles.



Several weeks ago, the West Kingston police instituted a 9 p.m. curfew for children in the community.



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