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Police Woman Tells Of Terrifying Delainavesi Ordeal

Police Woman Tells Of Terrifying Delainavesi Ordeal
Special Constable Julie Tuikenawa at the Delainavesi Community Post.
July 24
13:21 2018

Woman Special Constable Julie Tuikenawa has described the attack that took place at the Delainavesi Community Post this morning as one of the most terrifying experiences in her policing career.

W/SC Tuikenawa was on duty at the Community Post this morning when a woman came running to the post asking for assistance as her partner had allegedly threatened her in their home which is located near the post.

She said her immediate concern was to ensure the woman was placed in a safe room as the suspect had allegedly pursued her after a confrontation at their home. While doing so she allegedly heard the sound of an object hitting the railings whereby she saw the suspect wielding a cane knife and smashing the railings of the post.

W/SC Tuikenawa said the suspect was hurling abuse at the officer for allegedly interfering with their personal matters by protecting his partner, and he continued to smash the windows and doors.

 

Special Constable Julie Tuikenawa clears the broken windows at the Police Community Post.

Special Constable Julie Tuikenawa clears the broken windows at the Police Community Post.

The officer said she was able to assist the suspect’s partner to escape into the nearby mangrove swamp and also jumped out of a window and onto the water tank where the suspect is alleged to have swung a knife narrowly missing her leg.

Being unarmed, her first instinct was to pick up stones to defend herself against the suspect however she feared that she could inflict further harm and she was able to wave down a passing Police vehicle whereby assistance was sought from officers nearby.

Officers from the Totogo, Lami and all officers nearby arrived at the scene whereby with the direction of the Divisional Police Commander South and the suspect’s father they were able to diffuse the situation whereby no one was injured, however the Delainavesi Community Post did\ sustain extensive damage.

W/SC Tuikenawa said such is the life of a police officer that your first instinct is to protect life and during the attack she was focused on protecting the suspect’s partner as she had sought help from her.

The suspect was allegedly drunk at the time of the incident and is now in custody at the Lami Police Station as investigations continue.

 

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