Police arrest 14-yr-old over stabbing incident in weathercoast

OFFICERS at the Henderson police station, Guadalcanal province have arrested a suspect following a stabbing incident at the Guluvoa main road, Marasa, in the weather coast of Guadalcanal on June 2, 2018.

“The 14-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested by police on June 16, 2018 at his home village and is in Police custody to appear before the Magistrate’s court,” says Provincial Police Commander, Guadalcanal province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga.

“The suspect is charged with one count of attempted murder and will appear before the court for a remand application.”

It is alleged that the victim and the suspect were on their way to the beach when the victim made some jokes.

The suspect then struggled with the victim and then he allegedly stabbed his stomach with a small kitchen knife.

The victim sustained an injury to his stomach.

The victim has been discharged from the hospital awaiting reviews from a doctor.

“I call on relatives of both the victim and the suspect not to take the law into your own hands but to allow police investigations into the matter to continue. Anyone with information on the alleged incident should contact police in Guadalcanal Province,” says Manetoga.

Henderson Police Station can be contacted on phone 36200 or call the Police National Communications Centre on phone 23666 or the police toll free line 999.



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