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Assault cases up

Luke Rawalai
Friday, December 13, 2013

THE police force is appealing to the public in the North to control their temper and resolve issues in an amicable manner.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said they had registered quite a number of alleged assault cases in the North where conflicts, alcohol and disagreements were the major causes.

"People will be out merrymaking and consuming liquor to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year parties," she said.

"We are warning people not to try and resolve issues when in a drunken stupor as this consultation often turns ugly."

Ms Naisoro said a domestic violence case was reported at the Labasa Police Station this week where a man allegedly punched his 36-year-old wife.

"The 36-year-old was on her way to the shop when she was allegedly grabbed by her husband and dragged into the home where he allegedly assaulted her.

"The reason as to why the incident took place is still being investigated."

In a separate incident, two men were each charged with one count of damaging property and assault causing actual bodily harm after they allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old driver in Seaqaqa.