Thursday 12 December, 2019

Curfew imposed in Waterford, St Catherine amid flare up of violence

A curfew has been imposed in Waterford, St Catherine where three people - an elderly woman, her daughter and grandson - were shot dead on Sunday. 

Reports are that about 9.20 pm, Pamela Russell, 74; Shermella Russel Craig, 48; and Romario Craig, 22, were at their home when criminals broke into the house and shot them several times.

The incident triggered shock among residents in the area who have since called for police to increase their presence in the community.

Less than 36 hours after the attack, the police have imposed a curfew in the area.

 The curfew began at 6 pm on Monday, December 2 and will remain in effect until 6 pm on Wednesday, December 4.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Caymanas Drive from the eastern perimeter wall of Caymanas Park along Adair Drive across the gully to Dyke Road.

 

SOUTH: along Passagefort Drive from the intersection with Dyke Road to the eastern perimeter wall of Caymanas Park.

WEST: from the intersection with Passagefort Drive along the eastern perimeter wall of

Caymanas Park along Caymanas Drive to the intersection with Adair Drive.

EAST: along Dyke Road from the intersection with Passagefort Drive to the northern boundary.

During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless authorised in writing by the ground commander.

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