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A local attorney has reacted to the footage of a thief being beaten by Careille residents denouncing vigilante justice.

Mr Alfred Alcide says while he supports any move to restrain an individual caught in the act of a crime such a burglary, until the police are able to apprehend the individual, he will not stand for any act of violence to be perpetrated against the accused.

He stressed that vigilante justice is against the law.

Meanwhile Mr Alcide highlights that the conversation on preventative rather than punitive measures to prevent crime must begin to take place.

He has called for due attention to be placed on creating constructive engagements for young people
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