Soufriere-Fond St Jacques MP: ‘We Stand Behind the Police’

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The MP for Soufriere-Fond St Jacques has expressed support for the police after people in his constituency pelted officers with bottles and other missiles on Sunday night.

“We stand behind the police when they are executing their duties,” says Herod Stanislas.

And he asserted that people should refrain from attacking officers who are performing their duties.

Stanislas made the comments Wednesday during the radio call-in programme – Newsspin on Real FM.

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He said he strongly condemns the incident at Baron’s Drive, Soufriere.

The Soufriere-Fond St Jacques MP expressed the view that no sensible, mature person would have been involved.

“A lot of those individuals were young persons,” he stated.

“You know our young people – when they are partying, they’re drinking and so on, they tend to be carried away,” Stanislaus said.

But the MP said the incident did not reflect the image of the people of Baron’s Drive where it took place.

“Baron’s drive is a lovely community,” he asserted.

Police came under attack and had to flee from people attending a ‘carnival like’ event near a bar at Baron’s Drive.

The event was ongoing at 8.00 pm, one hour after the official curfew time, according to officers.

The missile throwers damaged a police vehicle.

But no officers were hurt.

However, the police have since arrested and charged a number of individuals who were involved.

The police charged at least three on Wednesday with curfew violations and took them before the court.

The court granted them bail in the sum of $1000.

Officers also arrested the owner of the bar and some one dozen others.

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