Shots being fired in Tivoli

There are reports that shots are being fired in west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica, as members of the security forces prepare to move in to arrest alleged crime lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

The police have issued the fourth release appealing for the residents of Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston to remove the barricades in the community.

The police say the barricades are preventing them from entering to execute a warrant of arrest for Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

They also say the criminals are not to be confused with the decent law abiding citizens of Tivoli Gardens who want to get on with their lives as free citizens in a peaceful community and country.

The police say by barricading the community, criminal elements are putting the safety and well being of citizens including women, children and the elderly at grave risk. Residents are denied freedom to move about while supporting agencies are prevented from responding to citizens’ call for help.

The Police are publicly calling for Coke otherwise called ‘Dudus’, ‘Short Man’, and ‘President’ to hand himself over to the nearest Police Station for the warrant of arrest to be executed.

They’re appealing to residents of Tivoli Gardens to cooperate with the Security Forces as we move to clear the blockades from Tivoli Gardens.

Residents of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town are asked to call the Police if they need assistance and to provide any information they might have.

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