KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Reggae Boy and current Tranmere Rovers FC defender Ian Goodison -- one of six men arrested as part of a football spot-fixing investigation -- remains in police custody in the United Kingdom, OBESERVER ONLINE has learned.
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TWO men on the St Catherine North Police wanted list were among 30 people held yesterday during a joint police/military operation in Lakes Pen and several other communities in St Catherine.
Police said one of the men held was wanted for a 2011 murder in the Phoenix Park community and the other for a recent shooting incident. Ther names were not released.
"The individuals were taken in for questioning as we (members of the island security forces) intensified operations to quell tensions in a number of volatile areas," said Senior Superintendent Anthony Castelle, who heads the St Catherine North Police Divison.
He was supported by Superintendent Howard Chambers, who said Lakes Pen as well as Quarry Hill and Lime Tree Oval have been subject to recent violent flare-ups over recent months.
The operation by the security forces came a day after 60-year-old Winston 'Ronnie' McLean was gunned down in a daring daylight attack in Lime Tree Oval.
Police said McLean was apparently riding in a sparsely populated section of the community at about 11:30 am when he was attacked and shot.
Up to yesterday, his killers remained at large. Police said McLean could have fallen victim to an ongoing gang feud in the area.
Police and members of the military on operation in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, yesterday.
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