24 Jun 2003

Cooks man in court over machete attack

8:18 am on 24 June 2003

A 24-year-old man in the Cook Islands is due in the high court today on charges of wounding with intent.

This comes after a weekend machete attack on a sleeping couple which left one person in hospital.

Our correspondent says the incident is likely to renew calls for harsher sentences for violent crimes.

Meanwhile, the trial will begin today of a man charged with last year's murder of a woman who was killed in her home.