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Police intensifying clampdown on gangs, says commissioner

Major General Antony Anderson and Desmond McKenzie
 
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has said the police will be intensifying the clampdown on criminal gangs.
 
His comment comes in the wake of Tuesday night's attack in which nine persons were shot, four fatally, in Dover, St. Catherine.
 
General Anderson on Thursday gave the assurance that the police will find those responsible for the attack. 
 
"We'll continue to target those people who are doing this sort of thing. We will continue to have entire gangs in custody as we have now, lined up to go in front of the courts; and we will continue, to the extent that I am allowed, to separate the people who wish to do harm to those communities from those communities," he declared.  
 
Crime town hall meetings 
 
In the meantime, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has said the government will be hosting town hall meetings in all parishes as part of efforts to reduce crime.
 
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Falmouth, Trelawny, Mr. McKenzie urged residents to work together to tackle crime.
 
"Regardless of who sits in the chair, crime has no colour, it knows no political allegiance, and therefore, I am asking you tonight to let us start this crusade to save this country," he appealed to those gathered.
 
He said the Government needs more support from the public in crime fighting. 
 


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