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Cops ‘on the ball’

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Cops ‘on the ball’

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DON’T PANIC! Police have the crime situation in Barbados under control.

That assurance came from Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith yesterday as concern grows about the more than 20 violent incidents since the beginning of the year.

These include five murders, four shootings, two instances of shootings at police, a kidnapping, an armed bank robbery and a schoolboy being stabbed.

Admitting that the public might be fearful given the upsurge in crime, Griffith said the force had responded effectively and, in the case of the murders, had solved three, while making significant progress in the other two.

At press time, the latest statistics said there had actually been breakthroughs in four murders, with three people – a businesswoman and two brothers – being charged in relation to last week’s killing of Lamar Devere Carter in St Thomas.

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