7 May 2016

Tongan noble faces firearms charges

9:12 am on 7 May 2016

A Tongan noble, Lord Havea Tu'iha'ateiho, has been charged with five counts, including firearms charges.

Police have told Radio Tonga he was charged with animal slaughter, using abusive or profane words, causing riot, having illegal ammunition and assault.

The noble was arrested on Wednesday and kept in custody for a day.

He is due to appear in court next week.