Concerns have been raised – as a number of police officers have been stoned whilst on duty.
Five men in their 20s are in police custody at the Nakasi Police Station, for allegedly stoning a Police Special Response Unit vehicle, along Wainunu Road in Nakasi on Friday night.
The five allegedly threw stones at the vehicle while officers were on mobile patrol – causing damage to the vehicle’s tail gate light.
The five remain in custody at the Nakasi Police Station.
Last night three juveniles – aged 17 and 16 years, were also questioned for the same incident.
In a separate incident – three juveniles aged 15 years were questioned for allegedly stoning a Police officer, who was walking towards the Vatuwaqa Police Post last Thursday.
The 20 year old police officer was returning to the post when he was allegedly followed by some youth, who swore and threw stones at him, and also threw stones at the Community Post.
In a separate attack a 22 year old tertiary student is in custody – after he assaulted a police officer along Tavakubu Road in Lautoka.
The suspect’s vehicle was seized by the victim and another officer on Friday night – as he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
It is alleged the suspect followed the victim, and when he saw the officer driving his private vehicle towards the Lautoka Police Station, he confronted him and committed the alleged offence.
He remains in custody at the Lautoka Police Station, as investigations continue.
Meanwhile – members of the public have been advised that police officers are doing all they can, to keep our communities safe, and such attacks can impact operations, if officers are injured or resources damaged.