16 Aug 2017

Solomons' police arrest suspect in assault on NZ Navy officers

11:26 am on 16 August 2017

Police in Solomon Islands have charged a man in relation to an assault on two New Zealand naval officers a fortnight ago.

The police said one of the men was dancing at a nightclub with some local women when he was assaulted.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

The second naval officer came to help his colleague but was also attacked.

One sustained injuries to his eyes, face and legs.

The police say the suspect appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court on Tuesday and was charged with unlawful wounding and assault.

He was remanded in custody in Honiara.

The naval officers were part of a delegation attending the 75th anniversary event commemorating the Battle of Guadalcanal.