Woman appears in court following Kolofo'ou stabbing

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A 33-year-old female suspect appeared at the Nukualofa magistrate court last Wednesday 4  in relation to stabbing of two women from Pea

Taliangi Leveni of Kolofo’ou  has been charged with bodily harm after it was alleged she had knifed sisters Sesilia,37,  and ‘Ofa Tauelangi, 18, from Pea on May 10 at about 12.30am infront of Kalapu ‘Ulutea in Kolofo’ou.

Photos allegedly of one of the victims were uploaded to Facebook and quickly went viral with many claiming the stabbing had been carried out by Tongan deportees from the US who were drunk at the time of the incident.  Information from police, however, did not mention any Tongan deportees from the US had taken part in the incident.

Kaniva News, however, sent the photos from Facebook to Tongan police and asked for confirmation.

In response Sia Adams, Police Communication and Media Officer, confirmed that following police crime unit investigatiion Leveni was arrested and charged.

Adams said: “The victim Sesilia complained that she was stabbed on the nose while the other victim 'Ofa was allegedly stabbed on the upper shoulder”.

It was alleged the duo were walking back home when Leveni assaulted them with the knife.

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