Thursday, 10 July 2008 7:56 AM

Samoan RAMSI Officer Willing to Assist Investigation

Investigations into a fatal motor vehicle accident on Friday 13th June 2008 that claimed the life of a young nurse will proceed.

This follows an indication from a Samoan RAMSI police officer involved in the accident of his willingness to be interviewed.

The Samoan RAMSI officer had earlier declined to be interviewed being "not entirely clear about jurisdictional issues concerning the request to give his version of events to the Solomon Islands Police Force".

Acting Commissioner of Police, Peter Marshall, welcomed the latest development in the investigation.

A leading investigator from the Solomon Islands Police Force returned to Brisbane yesterday to question the Samoan RAMSI police officer.

Investigation is expected to be finalised by the end of this week.

"The Samoan officer has now indicated that he is willing to be interviewed and will make a statement," states Mr. Marshall.

The local investigator is expected to return to Honiara with additional evidence to be handed to the Director of Public Prosecutions for his consideration.

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