Probe on Gordon’s incident

National

POLICE in Port Moresby are calling on the woman involved in an incident at Gordon market area last weekend to come forward and file a report.
National Capital District Superintendent Operations Inspector Brian Kombe made the appeal through The National on Monday following the incident last Saturday during which the unidentified woman was stabbed by thugs at the Gordon bus stop.
“The woman came down from the bus and some drunkards walked out from the (police) barracks and approached her and attempted to pull her bag,” he said.
According to police reports, the woman tried to prevent the thugs from pulling at her bag but was stabbed on the hand and ran off with her bag.
He said the bus drivers and the crews saw what happened and tried to assist the woman.
“That’s when a fight broke out,” Kombe said.
It is alleged that they started throwing stones into the barracks when the police came out to defend the barracks by firing warning shots to disperse the crowd.
Kombe said there was a complaint made by youths from the informal sector about the police officer not in uniform firing the shots.
He said the police were trying to manage and control the situation.
He said the woman went to the police station but when the police where busy addressing the public, the woman went away.

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