Three arrested for beating Limpopo cop

2013-09-16 08:40

Three men alleged to have beaten a policeman have been arrested in Mankweng, Limpopo.

“It is alleged that the three suspects, aged 21, 27 and 24, assaulted the police officer early Saturday morning at a filling station ... following a car chase that started from the city centre (Polokwane),” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said today.

He said the policeman, stationed in Groblersdal, was driving towards Mankweng when a car behind him flicked its lights and he gave it the right of way.

As the car passed, it allegedly slowed down and one of the occupants hurled an empty bottle at him.

“The police officer, who was in full uniform, sensed a potential threat and sped off. A car chase ensued until it culminated in a severe beating at the filling station,” said Mulaudzi.

On arrival at the filling station, the three men, who were allegedly intoxicated, got out of their car and charged towards the policeman’s car.

“Without provocation they started to smash his car windows and out of fear the police officer removed his service pistol and ran into the filling station shop.”

The men attacked the policeman and a passer-by alerted the Mankweng police about the incident.

The three arrested men have each been charged with malicious damage to property, attempted car hijacking and common assault.

They were expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrates’ Court today.

The injured policeman was taken to hospital for observation and later discharged.

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