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Manchester police searching for gang threatening deadly attacks

Superintendent Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester Police, Garfield Green, head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Rohan Smiley's family
 
The Manchester police are searching for members of a criminal gang in the parish who have threatened to carry out deadly attacks if their leader is not released by the police.
 
The threats follow the arrest of the alleged leader of the Grey Ground gang, Rohan Smiley, otherwise called Boomhead.
 
Reports are that an individual claiming to be a relative of Mr. Smiley contacted the Manchester police threatening to kill one resident of Manchester daily until the alleged gang leader is released.
 
Mr. Smiley was taken into custody on the weekend in relation to five murders committed in Manchester last month.
 
Superintendent Wayne Cameron, head of the Manchester Police, says investigators have stepped up their presence in the Grey Ground community, which is the base of the criminal gang.
 
He said investigators of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC) have been brought in to lead the probe. 
 
"In terms of persons' safety in this parish, we'll just advise people to be aware of their surroundings and any suspicious movements or activities that they may have observed, to notify the police right away," he urged.  
 
Superintendent Cameron said the Cyber Crimes Unit is making progress in the probe into the phone calls. However, he did not share details. 
 
The Manchester Chamber of Commerce has said it is concerned about the threat made against residents of the parish.
 
Garfield Green, head of the Chamber of Commerce, has urged persons to protect themselves and share relevant information with the police. 
 
The family of Rohan Smiley, in the meantime, is denying that it is behind a threat of violence against Manchester residents.
 
A relative, who did not wish to be named, told RJR News that the police investigation will vindicate the family. 
 
She said the family has been fearful since the threat was made public.
 


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