15 Jan 2014

Five teenagers charged with rioting in Solomons capital

4:17 pm on 15 January 2014

Five teenagers are among those charged for allegedly causing a riot during last week's concert by the late Bob Marley's son Julian in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.

The Solomon Star reports the 41 accused all face charges of riot in relation to the violent clash between hundreds of Honiara residents, police and security guards.

The accused come from both Guadalcanal and Malaita and are aged between 13 and 45.

Only some of them have been granted bail, which ranges between just under 100 and 140 US dollars.

All of the teenagers have been granted bail and the next court appearance for all is January the 24th.

The Public Solicitor's Office is representing all of the accused except for one of the teenagers who is represented by a private lawyer, Philip Tegavota.