Police officer assaulted by student

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A 22-YEAR-OLD tertiary student is in custody after he assaulted a police officer along the Tavakubu Road.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the suspect’s vehicle was seized by the victim and another officer on Friday night as he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

“It is alleged the suspect followed the victim, and when he saw the officer driving his private vehicle towards the Lautoka Police Station, he confronted him and committed the alleged offence,” Ms Naisoro said.

“He remains in custody at the Lautoka Police Station as investigations continue,” she said.

“Police officers are doing all they can to keep your communities safe and such attacks can impact operations if officers are injured or resources damaged. “

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