Police increase presence in tense Central Kingston

Superintendent Berrisford Williams, Kingston Central police division
The police have increased operations in Central Kingston following the destruction of several houses which residents claim were firebombed by gangsters.  
The latest incident took place Tuesday on Text Lane with fire gutting a home in the area, leaving several persons homeless.  
On August 8 fire destroyed several houses on St James Street and Smith Lane.
More than 30 people were left homeless as a result of that incident.
Superintendent Berrisford Williams, commanding officer for the Kingston Central Division, told Radio Jamaica News that the police will work closely with residents to restore calm in the area.
He said the police are being assisted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force. 
Superintendent Williams has expressed optimism that the social intervention programme scheduled to get underway in the community will help to effect positive behavioural change among residents.

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