Two arrested after mob attacks Bityi police, damaging Sheriff’s vehicle

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Two arrested after mob attacks Bityi police, damaging Sheriff’s vehicle

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Mar 21, 2019Mthatha – The Bityi SAPS and Flying Squad members arrested two men, aged between 36 and 38, after they allegedly assaulted a 35-year-old Warrant Officer stationed at Bityi Police Station, outside Mthatha.According to the report, the two suspects also damaged a local Sheriff’s vehicle during the incident that happened at Chanti Locality, Qunu A/A.”The incident took place on Wednesday at about 10h00 in the morning,” said poliuce spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.”During the incident, Bityi and OCC members were safeguarding a Sheriff, who was out to execute a Court Order, which authorised them to take a livestock from one person to another.”Angry mob attacked Bityi police officers and damaged Sheriff’s vehicleShe said that during the execution of the court order, the Sheriff was obstructed by members of the community, who mobilised themselves and attacked police members, who were trying to intervene.”Consequently, one of the two police officers, a Warrant Officer was assaulted on his upper body and sustained injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a stable condition where he was treated and discharged.”Capt Koena said that the angry mob attacked the Sheriff’s vehicle with sticks resulting in substantial damage.”The two were arrested immediately and charged with assault on police, malicious damage to property, obstruction, defeating the ends of justice and disobeying of a court order,” she added.”They are expected to appear before Bityi Periodical Court on Friday.”Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

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