19-year-old arrested for grievous bodily harm

17 November 2022

Police on Sunday, 13 November 2022 received a report from Vaiola Hospital that a male patient is in critical condition with signs of head injuries.
Police responded and launched an investigation where they arrested a 19-year-old male from Matahau on Monday,14 November 2022, and charged him with Grievous Bodily Harm and is being remanded in Police custody. The victim is a 26-year-old from Matahau who remains at Vaiola Hospital in a very critical condition. Police at this time believe that irresponsible intake of alcohol was involved and meanwhile, the investigation continues. Contact Police on 740-1630 or 740-1632 or 922 to report any crime.

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