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Police appeal to public to work with them

July 24, 2018 4:53 am

Police are appealing to the public to work with them when it comes to tackling crime and resolving disputes.

This comes after two separate attacks on police officers were recorded in the Southern and Eastern Division over a 24 hour period.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police – Itendra Nair says there have been several instances over the last week in which Police while intervening have themselves being assaulted.

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The most recent incident saw a Special Constable at the Delainavesi Police Post threatened and assaulted by a drunk assailant yielding not one but two cane knives.

“We will not take this lightly and we’ll ensure that we are able to use resources to our disposal so that you know if our police officers get beaten, that’s the last that we would want so we will use resources so that we can be able to get the perpetrators of this crime."

ACP Nair says members of the Police force are here for the protection of all Fijians and their communities and there are ways and means to settle disputes without turning to violence.

Nair adds the second incident happened yesterday when empty beer bottles and stones were hurled at police officers while trying to stop a break-in in progress at a Supermarket in Nakasi.

ACP Nair says the police vehicle bonnet was also damaged in the crime and the front windshield smashed from the stoning.

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