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Governor condemns ‘attack on the community’

Governor George Fergusson has commended an officer who was fired upon while pursuing the two assailants who are believed to have murdered Prince Edness last night in Southampton.

“Last night's incident saw the sad and unnecessary death of yet another young man, followed by an attack on a police officer doing his duty on behalf of the whole community — in a real sense, an attack on the community,” the Governor said.

“I know that the all-too-regular appeals by a Governor for people to pass information can sound routine or even hollow. But the double nature of last night's attacks — a murder and a direct and dangerous attack on the Police — takes us nearer to a line that no sane person in this Island wants to go to. So I do directly ask anyone with any useful information to contact the Police or the confidential and independent Crime Stoppers hotline.

“And I would like to commend a particularly brave police officer for his courage and skill.”

Police have asked for anyone living in the area of the shooting who may have noticed persons behaving suspiciously, particularly in the Sunnyside Park area, to call the Serious Crime Unit at 247-1739, or to use the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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Published December 08, 2014 at 4:56 pm (Updated December 08, 2014 at 5:19 pm)

Governor condemns ‘attack on the community’

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