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MP reiterates concern over CCTV at murder scene

MP Walter Roban has demanded a straight answer from Government on whether security cameras were working properly in the area of two recent killings.

The Progressive Labour Party MP for Pembroke East said he and Pembroke East Central's Michael Weeks had raised their concerns around “the experience of two incidents in close proximity of time which resulted in loss of life”.

These were the August 23 stabbing of Steven Iris on The Glebe Road, Devonshire, followed by the gun murder of Jonathan Dill on September 2 at the road's junction with St Monica's Road, Pembroke.

The latter murder occurred within sight of a battery of police CCTV surveillance cameras.

The troubled area was one of the Island's first neighbourhoods to acquire security cameras in 2011.

However, Mr Roban told MPs during Friday's House of Assembly that area residents continued to express their belief “that that technology was not operational”.

Following Mr Dill's murder, National Security Minister Michael Dunkley announced that the cameras in the area were maintained in working order.

Mr Dunkley added that he didn't want to comment on the specifics that could prejudice the investigation, but said footage was being examined by police.

Mr Roban said: “We don't feel we have heard the answers that we require. We again wait with bated breath to hear what the situation is so we can give the appropriate assurances.

“It's their confidence that Government requires, their safety that Government's responsible for, and their well-being that's important to all of us.”

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Published September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 16, 2013 at 12:03 am)

MP reiterates concern over CCTV at murder scene

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