Man to appear for assaulting cop

2013-05-17 17:51

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Friday for allegedly assaulting a metro police officer in Alberton, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said.

He was arrested on Thursday after he and another man were found at the officer's home in Verwoerd Park, allegedly trying to break in, Kgasago said.

The suspected robbers fled when they saw two dogs in the yard.

The officer, who was home, chased them in his car and called for police back-up.

"He then confronted the pair in a bushy area along the [N3 southbound] freeway and was severely assaulted with steel rods," Kgasago said.

"Officers who responded to his call for back-up managed to arrest one suspect and the other one got away."

The officer was at home recovering from his injuries.

Read more on:    johannesburg

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.