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Police in Honiara, Solomon Islands investigate attack on foreign national

Officers from the White River Police Station in West Honiara, Solomon Islands  are investigating an attack on a 26-year-old male Bangladesh national on 29 April 2018, in the White River area.

The victim is believed to be working as a shop assistant for another Bangladesh national operating a shop at White River.

It is alleged during the night of 29 April, the man left his workplace with another colleague intending to walk to the White River 02 Bus Stop area to visit a relative when he was approached by a local male.

The local male is alleged to have asked the victim for a cigarette but in response the Bangladesh man said he did not have any.

It is further alleged the local male became angry and attacked the victim with a weapon alleged to be a kitchen knife. The victim was injured in his right shoulder. The local man involved is alleged to have run away after the attack.

Officer Commanding Station (OCS) White River Police Station, Inspector Walter Manefakale says, “The attack of the Bangladesh man is being investigated and a suspect has been identified and I do not want to reveal his name, as my officers are still trying to locate him.”

He adds: “I appeal to the man allegedly involved in the incident to surrender himself to the police at the White River Police Station so that he can be processed to appear in Court in due course.”

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