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Monday 29 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 150 accused, including 147 students from Tupou College and three adults, have been charged in relation to the violent attack at a home in Tofoa on July 18. A new charge of unlawful assembly has been filed against each of the accused who have all been released on bail until October.
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Thursday 25 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two of the Tupou College accused who remain in police custody today have been variously charged with trespassing, housebreaking and causing grievous bodily harm. One student has been charged with attempted arson, while a Tupou College teacher and a bus driver have been charged with aiding criminal damage and are remanded in custody.
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Tuesday 23 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old male teacher from Tupou College has been charged with aiding criminal damage in relation to a violent attack by students and ex-students, at a home in Tofoa last Thursday, July 18.
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Tuesday 23 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Charges have been laid against 147 accused students and ex-students from Tupou College, who have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit willful damage to a building in regards to an attack at a home in Tofoa on Thursday night, July 18. Tonga Police said 75 were released on bail to July 29, while 72 accused remained in custody. New charges may be laid later.
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Monday 22 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga College ex-student Taniela Halahuni (22) remains in a coma on a ventilator at Vaiola Hospital, after sustaining severe head injuries in an alleged student attack at a home in Tofoa on the night of Thursday, July 18.
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Friday 19 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga College student is now in a critical condition in Vaiola Hospital, after sustaining serious head injuries last night during an attack by a rival group of students who targeted a home where he stayed at Tofoa.
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Friday 19 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Student violence last night, that saw two boys admitted to Vaiola Hospital and the arrest of 147 boys, has forced the postponement of the finals of the Tongatapu Secondary School Rugby Tournament that were scheduled for today.
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are seekng DNA tests to help identify two individuals who died in separate incidents, while inquests will be held this week.
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Monday 15 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who assaulted a woman shopkeeper and stole $200-300 cash from a Havelu store on Saturday night, July 13 are being sought by Tonga Police.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver who tried to answer her mobile phone has been charged with reckless driving after the car she was driving ran off the road and up a power pole stay-wire, at Tofoa, yesterday evening, July 11.
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Friday 12 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Tongan police officers have completed short-term professional development training and on the job attachments in New Zealand, under a Tonga Police Development Program.
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Monday 8 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young man (19) died in a house fire, while three others escaped, on early Sunday morning July 7, at Halaleva in Tongatapu. Police investigating the blaze said the three who escaped did not know that the victim, who was their friend, was sleeping inside the timber house.
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Monday 1 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga police are trying to identify skeletal human remains that were discovered in a remote cliffside area of Veitongo, on the southern coast of Tongatapu on June 25, along with a rope, and some documents that dated back to February 2012.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Moa (27) who is charged with the murder of his first cousin in Neiafu on June 18 is further remanded in police custody until July 14, his next appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in Vava’u.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of his 17-year-old male first cousin whom he allegedly struck on the neck with an axe at a home in Neiafu, Vava’u early this morning June 18.
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Nuku'alofa. Tonga
The Tonga Police have ended a three days search and rescue operation for three Vava’u fishermen who have been missing for six-days. The men failed to return to their boat after diving off Hakaufasi Reef in Vava’u on Wednesday, May 29, in rough seas.
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Friday 31 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita ‘Ahoafi (28) who is charged with the murder of his close relative Sione ‘Ahoafi (79) at a home in Ha’avakatolo on May 25, was transferred to Hu’atolitoli Prison on May 31, because it is more secure. The accused will be remanded in custody until a date is set for his case to be called at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 27 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 79-year-old man, who was his close relative, in an alleged assault at a home in Ha’avakatolo early Saturday morning May 25. The victim is reported to have sustained head injuries, said Tonga Police today.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man from Kolovai was hunted by a Police Tactical Response Group and arrested after he allegedly shot a man with a rifle at a home in Fo’ui on May 23. The victim is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital with injuries on his upper left arm.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man is in Vaiola Hospital with injuries, after he was allegedly shot by another man at Fo’ui, on western Tongatapu, yesterday evening. The shooter has been arrested said Tonga Police today, who are investigating the incident.
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