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Heightened policing for crime hotspots in Hanover

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 9:55 AM
Sharon Beeput - File photo

The town of Green Island and surrounding districts in western Hanover are now under strict policing rising from the crime situation in that section of the parish.

The area has recorded two murders since the start of 2019, which occurred over the past nine days.

Head of the Hanover Police Superintendent Sharon Beeput said the police will be adopting a zero-tolerance attitude toward crime in that section of the parish this year.

“This is a new year and we have to do things differently, so we cannot sit back and relax and accept the things that happened last year to carry forward to this year. There will be things that we will have to do differently, a lot of strategies will be in place, and we are not going to sit back and allow it (the crime situation) to get out of hand,” Beeput said while addressing Thursday’s general meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation.

“But just to say that in the Green Island space, there will be a number of activities that will be happening. We are undergoing presently a lock-down situation and I do not want anyone to call me now and tell me about any function…so presently Green Island will be on lock-down for now.”

Beeput called for stakeholders to support and cooperation with the police.

Meanwhile, councillor for the Green Island Division Marvell Sewell pledged his support for the police.

According to him, many residents are nervous about the crime situation.

“Miss Beeput, you have my full support and I want you to lock it (the area) down, do what you have to do to bring it back to normal,” Sewell said. 

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