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Wednesday 6 July 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Crime, National
PHOTO: COOK ISLANDS POLICE
The alleged victim suffered a deep cut above
one of her eyes from the assault.
Police got the call from an anonymous caller
at 2.49pm on Sunday notifying them of the incident.
Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said the
alleged assault was between a family member.
He said the incident was “bound to have
By the time this edition of Cook Islands News
went to print the suspect had not been found by police.
“He hasn’t been located yet because police had been in contact
with his lawyer and his lawyer had advised him to surrender himself to the
police,” Pitt said yesterday.
“They're giving him a bit more time but if that doesn't happen
this evening they will go and pick him up.”
Pitt said police did not know exactly where the suspect was
because he could be on the move.
He said the suspect would possibly be put
“He's already proven to be a little bit of a
risk so it will be up to the officer in charge whether to detain him or not.”
Pitt said the suspect would appear in court
once the witness statements were taken.