Kiwi woman seriously injured in Tonga, man to appear in court

A 20-year-old man is due to appear in court on Tuesday 31 charged in connection with an attack on a New Zealand woman at Atenisi compound in Kolomotuʻa Saturday 21.

Tongan Police said the man was charged with causing serious bodily harm on Sunday 22  and is facing further charges.

It said the young woman, who is not known to the suspect was hospitalised as a result of the attack.

“This is a shocking attack but I wish to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident says Commissioner Steve Caldwell and the Police are offering our full support to the victim and her family.”

The accused remains in Police custody until his appearance in court next week.

As the matter is now before the court there will be no further police comments, it said.

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