Government Senator and Councillor for the Flankers Division, Charles Sinclair is expressing outrage and shock at Thursday’s gruesome murder of nine-year-old Gabriel King during the hijacking of a car in Montego Bay, St. James.

The gruesome incident happened along the Tucker main road in St. James.

King, who is said to be an autistic child was found with his throat slashed on the back seat of his mother’s car, which had been reported stolen earlier by his alleged killers.

Senator Sinclair says he’s is calling on the Police High Command to do all in its powers to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice.

Senator Sinclair says this is another clear indication that there’s need for the implementation of additional measures to assist members of the Security Forces in curbing crime and violence.

Charles Sinclair, Government Senator and Councillor for the Flankers Division speaking with Nationwide News.

Ten murders have been committed in the parish of St James since the start of this year.

Meanwhile, Education and Youth Minister Fayval Williams is condemning what she says is the frequent criminal attacks on children as a manifestation of the worst kind of evil in the society.

In a statement, Minister Williams expressed distress at the kidnapping and killing of nine-year old, Gabriel King, in the Fairfield, Irwin area of St. James.

She says the frequency of violent attacks on women and children across the society is highly disturbing.

She described the incident as pure, unadulterated evil.

The Police reports are that a woman and her son were attacked by two men as she slowed her car to avoid potholes along a section of the Irwin main road.

The men allegedly forced the woman from the vehicle and took off in the car with the little boy still inside. 

A subsequent search by the police led to the discovery of the vehicle and child in the back seat with his throat slashed.

The education ministry says officers from the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA, who made an initial contact with the family yesterday is to follow up with the parents today to facilitate psychosocial support.  

Minister Williams also noted the murder of 15-year-old Toni-Ann Reid was murdered along with a 25-year-old man, Oshane Spence in Roehampton, Anchovy, St James.

She’s appealing for families to reach out to CPFSA and the National Parenting Support Commission for help when facing challenges with their children.

Stevian Sappleton contributed to this report.