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May 2, 2012
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Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

THE STAR has learnt that a section of the Spanish Town Police Station compound is being overrun by rats, some said to be as big as cats.

Reports from sources are that the rodents are roaming freely at the rear of the station's compound to the dismay of several personnel and members of the public.

"The rat them really big and them seem fearless and just do what them want. They can be seen moving about especially in the late evenings. Them just come and feed and just run the place,'' a disgruntled visitor to the station said.

When THE STAR visited the station, the news team saw a number of large rats. They were mostly seen seeking refuge under several old vehicles on the station's compound.

Several of the persons who were present expressed their concern that there can be possible health implications for those who use the area.

It is said that the rats have even bit prisoners in the lock-ups on the compound on more than one occasion.

''Is last week that my son get bite down a di station from one of the rat dem. The police have to carry him go for treatment at the hospital,'' a woman said.

Meanwhile, attempts by THE STAR to contact the police for a comment on the situation were unsuccessful as calls to Senior Superintendent Anthony Castelle's phone went unanswered.

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