Jamaica News, February 27, 2018 – Hopewell Residents Welcome Police Mobility
Hanover, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Following the occurrence of four brutal murders in quick succession, in the Hopewell area of Hanover, residents say they now welcome the mobility of police that has been placed in the area.
At the end of 2017, the last murder was recorded in Camp Road in Hopewell, then just a few weeks ago, the Haddington District in Hopewell area recorded the first murder in 2018. In under a week, another brutal murder took place along Bamboo Drive and this was again followed by the double murder of a common-law couple at Camp Road.
Superintendent in Charge of Hanover, Sharon BePut, immediately placed a permanent mobility of police in the community and they have been maintaining presence since.
Our news team caught up with Vernal Campbell, Community leader and former President of the Hopewell Citizen Association. According to Mr Campbell, over the recent years, Hopewell has been overcrowded with population and this has resulted in a number of crimes and criminal activities taking place.
He pointed out that the report of four murders in quick succession has dampened the community, but, the Superintendent made a very bold and welcomed move to place the police mobility in the area.
Mr. Campbell says Hopewell lies within two major tourist resorts, the Round Hill and Tryall Hotel, and publicity such as this is very bad for the area.