Sunday 19 January, 2020

Man wanted for murder in St James held in Trelawny

A St James man who was being sought in connection with a murder committed in the parish in 2015, was held during a police operation in Salt Marsh, Trelawny on Wednesday.

He has since been handed over to the St James police, who are expected to interrogate him in the presence of his lawyer.

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Donovan Graham, head of the Police Area One formation, which spans the parishes of St James, Trelawny, Hanover and Westmoreland, is warning that wherever criminals migrating St James go, as a result of pressure from the state of public emergency that has been ongoing there since January 18, they will be tracked by the police and brought to justice.

"We have Trelawny over the years as a parish, because of its rural nature, where persons who are under spotlight of the security forces tend to find themselves into the parish and other parishes to cool off the attention from the security forces. But we have been doing our displacement operations in Trelawny and right across other parishes," ACP Graham declared.

"Just yesterday (Wednesday) we did an operation in Trelawny, where a man who was wanted for murder in St James was arrested and is to be charged and taken in front of the court.  So operations continue right across, and especially in Area One," he elaborated.

Graham said since the declaration of the public state of emergency in St James, the Area One police have sought criminals who have migrated from St James as far as in St Elizabeth in Area Three.

He was addressing reporters in attendance at a stakeholders’ meeting held by the security forces at the Freeport Police Station on Thursday evening.

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