Thursday, 10 April 2008 11:31 AM

Police Help with Reconciliation

Police mediated a reconciliation discussion between two families in relation to an incident where a 20 year old man died from injuries sustained at White River last Saturday night.

The family of the victim, the families of the alleged offenders and a Provincial Government representative met with Acting Assistant Commissioner Operations, George Guna, and Director of Community Policing, Edmund Tonisi, at Police Headquarters yesterday.

The families met with Police because they feared there might be retaliation crimes committed as a result of the attack last Saturday night.

A message both families wanted to say to the community was that nobody wants to see any further violence occur over this tragic incident.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Operations, George Guna, said that he was pleased police could assist the families in reaching an acceptable resolution and thanked them for their willingness to work with the Police.

"I was disappointed to hear about the incident last Saturday night. However, I'm very grateful the families of both parties were prepared to work together to reach a resolution without resorting to further violence," Mr. Guna said.

He acknowledged the families for contacting police to help solve their problems peacefully.

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