Police news updates: 23.04.14

Fire destroys two houses

 A 72 year old farmer of Namau Settlement, Tailevu lost his house in a fire on Tuesday, April 21 at around 3.30pm.

The home owner’s wife and their two grandsons noticed smoke coming from the roof of the house and tried to get help to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful as all members of the settlement had gone to attend a funeral.

 Meanwhile in another incident recorded on Monday night a 35 year old technician also lost his 2 bedroom house in a fire at Yakiulau Settlement in Nadi at 11.15pm.

 Police say that the 35 year old managed to rescue his four children who were all sleeping at the time of the incident. His 8 year old daughter however received minor burns and was treated at the Nadi Hospital and sent home.The estimated cost of damage is $13,000.

 Investigations are currently underway to determine the cause of the fire.


 The Fiji Police Force will once again be boosting manpower for the upcoming 2 day Coca Cola Games Operations.

 Chief Operations Officer (COO) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu says the focus will be on ensuring the two day event is an incident free one.

 Suva City and its surrounding areas are expected to be major hives of activity with thousands of people converging for the two day event.

 As such officers from various units will be pushed forward to boost visibility at the games venue and the anticipated spillover of people into Suva afterwards.

 ACP Tudravu has urged members of the public not to indulge in any illegal activities at the games venue with the K-9 unit and officers from the Police Special Response Unit tasked with monitoring the event.

 He is also calling on students and supporters to show good sportsmanship and accept whatever the outcomes of the two day event may be.

Similarly operations will be focusing on the situation after the games with a number of after function events being held in the capital city. As such he is calling on parents and guardians especially to keep tabs on their children’s whereabouts.

 Ongoing consultation with owners of nightclub operators and other popular nightspot hangouts are continuing with officers from the Central Division.

 ACP Tudravu says this is to ensure no minors are allowed into nightclubs and police are informed if young children are found still at internet cafes into the early hours of the morning.

 He adds officers will continue to be deployed into the early hours of Sunday morning and people are being urged to enjoy themselves within the ambits of the law.


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