More assaults on females

Wednesday November 16, 2016 Written by Published in Crime
Police are concerned with the domestic violence cases involving assaults on females. 16111507 Police are concerned with the domestic violence cases involving assaults on females. 16111507

Domestic violence incidents topped the number of cases dealt by the police over the weekend.


Police recorded three cases involving assaults on females.

In a weekly report, police said a male assaulted his female partner on her face after a dispute between the two.

The male partner escaped from the home when police arrived to the scene and the matter is still being investigated.

In the second domestic-violence case, a male was arrested for assaulting his female partner at their home in Takuvaine. He was detained at the police holding cell.

Police also received an assault report on a female by a male at a club in Takitumu.

However, the accused absconded the area on police arrival and the case is being followed up.

Senior Sergeant Tuaine Charlie said domestic violence continues to be a concern for them in the weekends.

He said police would like to highlight the facts that they do not tolerate violence against women and children.

Police also attended to common assault cases over the weekend.

Charlie said they received report of a fight where a male approached another male and punched him on the face outside a business venue in Avarua in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“The person who caused the fight was arrested and he was detained inside the police cell,” Charlie added.

“Another male was also arrested for assault and causing bodily harm to another male during an after-hours party at a private residence in Avatiu. The victim of the assault was admitted into hospital due to facial injuries he has suffered.”

Three alcohol-related incidents were also reported to police.

A motor vehicle crash was reported on the Saturday morning involving a young female driver.

She fell off her motorbike and suffered minor injuries.

“The positive side is she was wearing her safety helmet which has prevented her from suffering from any serious head injuries,” Charlie said.

Charlie said they also attended to three willful damage reports involving two motor vehicles and a shop in Avarua.

“The owner of a motor cycle parked at the Met Office in Nikao had its ignition switch tampered. There is a clear indication that someone tried to steal the bike.

“A second incident involving a pickup truck had its windows smashed while parked at the Trader Jacks parking lot and a witness saw a young male wearing a black hoodie and a long-sleeve jumper committing the offence. He then took off from the area. This matter occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“A local business shop in front of the Hidies Bar in Avarua had its windows smashed by some unknown persons. Police investigations are continuing on these matters.”

Charlie said they would like to remind public that regular police checkpoints were conducted throughout the weekend adding they acknowledge that most people that came through the checkpoints were designated sober drivers.

He also said the patrons of the nightclubs over the weekend were “very well behaved”.

“The police would like to encourage our young people out there to maintain the good standard as we approach our Vaka Eiva Festival this coming week.”

Should the public have any information regarding any of the above incidents or previous incidents, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 22200.

All information received is strictly confidential.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Rima Williams Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:21 posted by Rima Williams

    Kia orana e taku iti tangata Kuki Airani

    What programs to you have back at home that can help stop violence. Do you have facilitators who can deliver this program.
    I run Department of Corrections rehabilitative programs in Prison and in the community. I also train facilitators for the program. I run Living Without Violence program in the communities, training facilitators, supervision for facilitators and set up programs
    If this is something the Government need and I do believe our people need, lets talk

    Rima Williams
    9 Rupu way, Favona
    New Zealand

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