14 Feb 2008

MP arrested over assault in Papua New Guinea

7:27 pm on 14 February 2008

Papua New Guinea police have charged an MP over a violent assault.

The MP for Kagua/Erave, James Laga, is alleged to have started a fight in which the victim suffered serious injuries.

Mr Laga is being held in police custody.

Meanwhile three police are undergoing medical treatment after a fight between drunk officers at the Bomana Police College in Port Moresby.

A civilian is also receiving treatment.

It is not known what sparked the incident.