Senior Communications Strategist in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Dennis Brooks, says the Major Investigation Division is now leading a high-level probe into the brutal attack on six homeless between Sunday night and Monday morning.

He says over the next few days the police will be increasing its presence in areas where homeless persons are known to frequent.

Mr. Brooks says the the police are now in possession of video footage that could help with their investigations.

But, he’s also urging persons who may have additional footage to submit it to the police:

In the meantime, Mr. Brooks reiterated that the Police continues to follow strong leads:

Dennis Brooks, Senior Communications Strategist in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

He was speaking during last evening’s edition of Nationwide@5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.

Meanwhile, Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says there are no laws to restrict the movement of homeless people.

He says the government can only persuade them to utilise the available shelters.

Minister Mckenzie says he’ll be meeting with Kingston’s Mayor, Senator Delroy Williams, today to devise a short term solution.

According to the Local Government Minister, several homeless persons leave the safety of shelters to continue roaming the streets.

Desmond McKenzie, Local Government Minister.