Five arrested for assaulting coast guards and attacking a police checkpoint

31 July 2017 12:36 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Five suspects were arrested by the Police yesterday for several offenses including the assault of a group of Coast Guards and damaging a police checkpoint at Point Pedro.

Police said the suspects were initially arrested following a tip off for illegally clearing a mangrove forest in Manalkadu, Point Pedro. The suspects were arrested along with several knives, a cab and a motor cycle.

Further investigation revealed the suspects were also wanted for damaging a police checkpoint at Kate Junction in Point Pedro on July 9.

Police said the suspects had also assaulted a group of Coast Guards attached to the Point Pedro naval branch and had obstructed the officers from carrying out their duties on July 21.

The suspects between the ages of 20 - 37 were identified as residents of Karaweddi, Warani and were to be produced before the Point Pedro Magistrate Court.(DS)

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  • Senewi Monday, 31 July 2017 05:28 PM

    It is apparent that an alarming trend in assaulting security force working in the North.The government will have to regret if this type of re emerging terrorism is not nipped in the bud

    Rukada Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:36 AM

    I still have not seen the paper!


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