Curfew imposed in Denham Town Zone of Special Operations
A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town Community since 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 17 and will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 20.
The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:
- North Starting at the intersection of Little King Street and Race Course Lane (Blount Street); travelling to the fence line forming the western periphery of the Golden Heights housing development, also annexing the northern and eastern sections of the said development, travelling south along the paved gully and continuing to the intersection of William Street and Upper Rose Lane.
- East Starting at the intersection of William Street and Upper Rose Lane and continuing south along Rose Lane to the intersection Beeston Street and Rose Lane.
- South Starting at the intersection of Beeston Street and Rose Lane continuing west along Beeston Street to the intersection of Spanish Town Road.
Police sources told Loop News that the curfew was imposed to further clamp down on criminal elements who have been seeking to wreak havoc in and around the community.
Government in October declared Denham Town as the second Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) under the Law Reform Act.
The announcement was made by Police Commissioner George Quallo at a press conference at Jamaica House.
He said there are 12 gangs in the area that are "involved in numerous murders and shootings".
"The violence producers are generally gangs and gang members who dominate communities, through armed robberies and contract killings," Quallo said.