POLICE are again appealing to members of the public not to take the law into their own hands but resolve their disputes amicably.
The plea follows an increase in the number of people arrested in the North over the last 24 hours for alleged assault and other related cases.
Divisional police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau yesterday said some of those who were taken into custody would appear in court today, and the others bailed.
"Apart from assault, people were also taken in for alleged theft, mixing of rice whiskey, and some were found in possession of drugs.
"There are other cases reported and some were a direct result of excessive consumption of alcohol."
SSP Lutunacaucau said it was only proper for people to resolve their disputes and other related issues properly.
"There's a proper way of solving conflicts and the last thing we want is for people to take the law into their own hands.
"If they do, they will answer to the law.
"We are kindly requesting people to take appropriate actions for their own benefit."