MP Shanel to appear in court


THE case of the Member of Parliament Peter Shanel and his co-accused will appear in court today for mention.

This is in relation to the case of assault alleged to have occurred at Lengakiki some years back.

The MP with his co-accused were charged for counts of assault causing actual bodily harm in relation to the incident.

The allegation said that the MP and the co-accused punched the complainant on the forehead and left eye, causing bruises.

It was further alleged that the MP then held on to the alleged victim’s back-pack, pulled him towards him and kicked him on his legs, which resulted in the victim allegedly falling onto the ground.

The matter then was reported to the police in which the two accused were charged for the alleged offence.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown on the case.

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