5 Feb 2018

Niue police investigate claims minister punched MP

From , 4:02 pm on 5 February 2018

The police in Niue say they have opened an investigation into a complaint laid by an opposition MP, who says he was punched in the face by a cabinet minister.

Terry Coe says the minister, Billy Talagi, punched him in a corridor following a heated debate in parliament over proposed broadcasting reforms and infrastructure spending.

Mr Talagi denies the incident took place, but the police have confirmed a complaint has been laid and an investigation has begun.

Mr Coe told Jamie Tahana he wants charges laid.

Niue Parliament

Niue Parliament Photo: Supplied