Tavern brawl, police come under attack, one injured

South African Police Service

Tavern brawl, police come under attack, one injured
Tavern brawl, police come under attack, one injured

A 33 year old police Constable sustained an open wound on the head after a beer bottle was thrown at him by one of the tavern patrons while he and other members were responding to a complaint of fighting.

The incident happened near Barumba Tavern which was already closed at the time, at Ngqeleni village this morning of 2 September 2018 at about 01:30.

Three suspects aged between 25 and 33 years have been arrested one of whom sustained injuries apparently as a result of the altercation with the members as they were defending themselves from the attack.

The member was immediately rushed to the doctor with some broken pieces of the beer bottle found his head.

The said suspect is under police guard at Canzibe Hospital in Ngqeleni. A case docket has been opened under Attack on police regarding the incident. The other two suspects are detained in Ngqeleni police cells and will appear before Ngqeleni Magistrate Court tomorrow the 3 September 2018.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the news of the speedy arrest and wished the injured member a speedy recovery.

“As we celebrate National Police Commemoration Day we are pleased to find that our members are standing firm against those attacking the community and the state by attacking the police. The police are under constant attack and this means we need to be alert on duty, cautious and put our protection gear. We will defend our community whatever the cost,” said the Provincial Commissioner.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service