‘Utter dismay at the knife attack’

2019-05-07 06:00

The Grassy Park Community Police Forum (CPF) condemns violence against law enforcement officers.

This follows an incident of a knife attack on an officer in New Horizon in Grassy Park on the night of Sunday 21 April.

The officer was reportedly in a stable condition and the CPF wished him well on his recovery.

CPF spokesperson Philip Bam says this is totally unacceptable and is a sign of the disregard and disrespect for the law enforcement agencies.

“Last week we reported threats and violence against police who execute their duties. This cannot continue.”

He pleaded with the community to not hinder the police or the City’s law enforcement officers in the performance of their functions.

Bam also called upon the police and the department of law enforcement to execute the demand in the community safety plan to increase visibility and stop and search operations to eliminate dangerous weapons from the streets.

“We say apply the law ruthlessly, without fear or favour, the CPF and the law-abiding citizens will stand behind you as you make our area a safer place for our children and elderly,” Bam says.

He says the suspect was arrested.


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