Brothers held for cop attack

2013-06-06 17:17


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Johannesburg - Two brothers have been arrested for assaulting a Germiston metro police officer, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said the officer was attacked on Wednesday night, while arresting a man found in possession of drugs.

"Metro police officers confronted a man outside an internet café. The man was found in possession of an illicit substance."

A metro policeman was about to arrest him when he ran away. He entered an internet café, where a second man assaulted the officer.

"The metro police officer ended up with a broken nose and broken eye-bone. The injured metro police officer is due undergo surgery tonight [Thursday] at the Union Hospital in Alberton," said Kgasago.

The two men, who were brothers, were arrested and charged with possession of illicit substance and assaulting a police officer.

They would appear in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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