Police officers at the Henderson, Guadalcanal Province have arrested a suspect following a stabbing incident at the Guluvoa main road, Marasa, in the Weather coast of Guadalcanal recently.
“The 14-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested by police on 16 June 2018 at his home village and is currently kept in Police custody to appear before the Magistrate’s court,” said Provincial Police Commander of Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga.
He said the suspect is charged with one count of attempted murder and will appear before the court for a remand application.
It was alleged that on June 2, 2018 the victim and the suspect were on their way to the beach when the victim made some jokes.
The suspect then struggled with the victim and allegedly stabbed his stomach with a small kitchen knife.
The victim sustained an injury to his stomach.
The victim has been discharged from the hospital awaiting reviews from a doctor.
“I call on relatives of both the victim and the suspect not to take the law into your own hands but to allow police investigations into the matter to continue,” said Manetoga.
“Anyone with information on the alleged incident should contact police in Guadalcanal Province,” PPC added.