Nine in custody, weapons seized

2020-02-12 06:04

Nine of the 20 alleged gangsters arrested in connection with a foiled attack of a learner in the Phiritona township are expected to appear in the Heilbron Magistrate’s Court soon.

According to Brig. Motantsi Makhele, provincial police spokesperson, the suspects were arrested on Friday (07/02) at 07:30.

Knives and pangas were also confiscated upon their arrest.

All the suspects are males aged 17 and 22.

Makhele said the police acted on a tip-off that a group of 20 armed boys went to the school to fight.

“The principal notified the Heilbron station commander of the situation. Upon the arrival of the police, the suspects fled in different directions. A chase ensued,” Makhele said.

“The police managed to arrest nine of the suspects.”

The suspects in custody will be charged with the possession of dangerous weapons.

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