2 Jun 2003

Relatives appeal for the release of a family allegedly being held by Solomon's Special Constables

7:19 am on 2 June 2003

Special Constables recurited as part of Solomon Island police operations in South Guadalcanal have been accused of holding a woman and her two children captive.

A relative of the woman has told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation that she is being held because her husband is a loyal supporter of the notorious rebel leader, Harold Keke.

The family is appealing for the safe release of the three hostages.