About 20 drunkards stoned and damaged police truck

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A Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) vehicle has been damaged after a rock throwing incident involving more than 20 youths at Stone Field area, Kaibia Heights, Central Honiara on 8 May 2021.

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Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police, Superintendent John Matamaru said his frontline officers at Central Police Station received a report of rock throwing at Stone Field area and attended to it.

He adds when the Central Response Unit (CRU) arrived at the scene the crowd stoned them.

Matamaru said when the CRU team arrived at the scene they moved the crowd from the main road to the middle of the Stone Field Community.

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“While they were on the ground, the drunkards regrouped again in numbers and attacked the CRU team with stones. The CRU team withdrew slowly to the main road while the crowd kept rocking them with stones,” he said.

Matamaru said as a result of the stoning incident, a CRU Land-Cruiser sustained some damages. The damage includes: right front headlight cover was broken, siren light cover was broken, left rear view mirror was completely broken and dents on the side and roof of the land cruiser.

He appeals to the Kaibia heights communities to help police officers to identify the suspects.

“Our community can stop such incidents from happening if we work together. Police is there to help and there will always time  that you will run to police when you need them,” he said.

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