Thursday, 12 August 2010 11:17 AM

Death at Titinge Ridge

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force has confirmed that there has been one death as a result of an incident at Titinge in the early hours of this morning.

RSIPF confirmed in a statement that an investigation has commenced and that RAMSI are providing assistance.

RSIPF Commissioner Peter Marshall, with Deputy Commissioners Walter Kola and Wayne Buchhorn are currently involved in a briefing with the Solomon Islands Cabinet that commenced at 10am.

"Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident at Titinge that resulted in the unfortunate death of a male, aged in his 30's," said RSIPF Commissioner, Peter Marshall.

"We are working closely with Guadalcanal leaders and family members of the deceased, and I ask that the public allow police to conduct their investigations in to this matter," he said.

Residents in the area confirmed that there was a huge scuffle between two groups, alleged to have been supporters of two different candidates.

"Prior to the incident we heard some sort of celebration, and we suspected that it was supporters of the winning candidate...there were alot of people in the area, some of whom we do not recognize," said an eye witness.

"We were woken up early this morning, and saw a huge brawl involving well over 40 men," she confirmed. "It was very scary."

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