Grievous harm in logging camp investigated

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POLICE at Kirakira in the Makira Ulawa province are investigating a grievous harm incident involving a Malaysian national working at the Earthmovers logging camp at Marou Bay in West Makira on October 27, 2018.

The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira Ulawa province, Superintendent Peter Sitai says, “Information received so far say that the Malaysian national, who is in his 50s, was allegedly assaulted by a local resulting in the victim sustaining a broken jaw.

“The motive for the alleged assault is not clear but police are investigating this matter.

“The suspect is yet to be formally arrested but police investigators are on the ground. Police appeal to the friends of the victim to remain calm as investigations continue. Anyone who may have any information about the incident is urged to come forward and assist the police.

“Causing grievous harm to another person is a serious crime under the Penal Code of Solomon Islands carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. Police will not tolerate people involved in such criminal acts.”