Manenberg cops under attack

2017-04-19 10:39
The damaged police vehicle

The damaged police vehicle (SAPS )

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Manenberg residents pelted police with stones while they were arresting a teenager for drugs on Tuesday (18 April). 

According to a report from Manenberg police, the officers were conducting crime prevention patrols aimed at clamping down on gang activities in Manenberg when the attack happened. 

Police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett, says at 21:40 the officers searched an 18-year-old man on the corners of Manenberg Avenue and Renoster Walk. 

“The 18–year-old was in possession of two mandrax tablets and two sticks of dagga. He was arrested and as officers loaded him in their vehicle community members started pelting the police vehicle with stones. The community demanded that police release the suspect.” 

Bennett says the officers managed to drive away with the suspect in custody.

“The situation seems to worsen as officers are being attacked by community members that complain that police is not doing their job. This type of action cannot be tolerated and community members that are jeopardising the safety of police officers and the lives of the community at large, should not expect any leniency from a court of law. A damaged police vehicle means that the vehicle is out of service and this hampers service delivery.” 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.

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