POLICE in Guadalcanal province have arrested and charged two men aged 18 and 29 following a wounding incident at an area close to Bea Village on North East Guadalcanal on August 13, 2018.
It is alleged the victim was attacked by a group of people with a knife resulting in the man sustaining injuries to the left side of his face and under his left arm.
Prior to the attack on the victim, he allegedly attacked a young boy. The young boy later ran to Bea Village and informed some of his relatives after which they located the victim and allegedly attacked him.
It is understood, the incident may have arisen from an alleged land dispute between the young boy’s party and the victim.
Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “Two suspects were arrested yesterday (August 14) in connection with the incident and the 18-year-old has been charged with alleged attempted murder and the 29-year-old charged for a party to the offence. They are expected to be taken to Court tomorrow (August 16) for a remand application.
“I appeal to both parties to refrain from any further violence and to assist my officers with the investigation into the alleged attack of the young boy and the victim.
“Violence will never solve any issue, instead create more problems. My officers at Tetere are there to assist with mediation for an amicable outcome of such issues.”