Police news updates: 3.12.14


Lautoka Fatality case progress report

The driver of the minivan who is alleged to have caused the death of a 24 year old woman at the weekend in Viseisei, Lautoka has been charged.

The 35 year old accused has been charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death, one count of failing to comply with requirements following an accident, one count of driving with an expired drivers license and one count of driving a motor vehicle without being covered under the 3rd party policy risk.

He is expected to be produced at the Lautoka Magistrates Court this morning.

Meanwhile a man in his 20’s is in police custody following the death of a 30 year old in Suva last night.

The suspect is alleged to have assaulted the victim outside the Millers wharf, Muaiwalu last night at about 7.15pm .

The two were alleged to be under the influence of alcohol when they tried to enter the wharf but were refused entry by the security guard.

Following this the two allegedly got into a fight whereby the suspect punched the victim who fell on the pavement and became unconscious. He was conveyed to the CWM Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The suspect remains in custody as investigations continue.



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