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News: Suspect faces court on domestic violence related charges and attack on police

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE - Crimes against women and children are high on the priority list of the Western Cape police and we are committed to protect woman and children not only in the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children period but 365 days of the year.

Members of Operation Restore were busy with patrols in Sweet Home Farms informal settlement on Monday morning, 28 November 2022 at about 00:30, when they were stopped by a member of the community who had a domestic violence related complaint. The members assisted the complainant and went with her to her residence. The members found a male inside the house and was pointed out by the complainant as the suspect. The members wanted to search him but he refused and pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the members. A scuffle between the suspect and the members ensued and he was apprehended and the firearm recovered. A 36-year-old male was arrested on charges of domestic violence, pointing of a firearm and attack on police.

The suspect is due to make a court appearance in the Philippi Magistrates court once he has been charged. 


Sergeant Wesley Twigg
082 379 0034


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