Soldiers help Police clear West Berbice roads, but blockage continues
The security forces are facing an uphill task to clear West Berbice roads of debris placed there by residents calling for justice in the brutal murders of teenagers Isaiah and Joel Henry.
The Police say the blocking of the roads in several villages is not helping in their quest to solve the murders for which five persons are now being questioned.
“The GPF continue to appeal for calm and to warn persons to desist from blocking the roads, a course of action that is inimical to the safety of other citizens and the timely delivery of justice for Joel and Isaiah Henry,” Assistant Commissioner and Public Relations Officer Royston Andries-Junor said Tuesday morning.
He said following a briefing to the heads of the Joint Services, a decision was taken to reinforce the Police at West Coast Berbice with ranks from the Guyana Defence Force.
As a result, GDF ranks were deployed to assist with clearing of the roads which commenced Tuesday morning.
“However, shortly after clearing the said roads, residents of the affected communities resorted to blocking it again,” Andries-Junor stated.