Major security operation under way in Grange Hill, Westmoreland
Created : 10 October 2018
A strong police/military presence has been mounted in the troubled Grange Hill community in Westmoreland since Wednesday morning.
Residents, who woke up to the buzzing of helicopters hovering in the air and members of the security forces on the ground in numbers, are bracing for an enhanced security measure to be declared in the community.
With the escalating murder toll in Westmoreland, National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, recently indicated that the Government is not averse to introducing enhanced security measures in the parish.
"We will be taking some steps to correct that, but if we have to raise the bar and move in an aggressive way with other things, we are prepared to do that," the security minister indicated.