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July 28, 2014
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Man beaten to death by angry mob

The Police High Command is renewing its call for citizens to desist from participating in mob violence, but instead support the police and allow the justice system to take its course.

The call follows the latest mob incident that reportedly claimed the life of 34-year-old Granville Dyer of Solitaire Road, Kingston, who was allegedly mobbed by angry residents in Seivwright Gardens last Wednesday.

Dyer was taken to hospital for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

was a suspect

The 34-year-old was a suspect in a case being investigated by detectives from the St Andrew South Division and the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA).

Acting Commissioner, Glenmore Hinds, is urging citizens not to take the law into their own hands, but to assist the police in the apprehension of criminal suspects.

"While we encourage citizens to support the police in the lawful arrest and prosecution of offenders, we cannot under any circumstance condone mob violence. It is a criminal act that must not be encouraged and we are investigating the killing of this suspect as a murder," said Hinds, who encourage residents to tell what they know.

The police are appealing to witnesses to give any information they may have to assist in the investigation. Citizens can contact the St Andrew South police at 901-3121, CISOCA at 926-7318/926-6538, Crime Stop 311, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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