Man arrested after alleged stabbing in East Nuku‘alofa

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after another man was allegedly stabbed and received medical treatment at Vaiola hospital on Sunday morning.

Police were called to an address in Ma’ufanga following a report of a man being injured at around 4am.

Police said the incident was spurred by a dispute over alcohol. 

“The victim and the suspect were drinking alcohol with others where they got into a dispute, which led to the suspect stabbing the victim on his left thigh with a knife”, Police said.

“The victim remains hospitalised at Vaiola hospital where his wound is being treated.

“Police investigations into the incident continue while the suspect is in remand under a criminal charge for causing bodily harm.

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