Police Pounces On Street Kids

At least eight street kids have been arrested in Blantyre for unlawful wounding two Namiwawa primary school pupils.

Public relations officer for Blantyre police Augustus Nkhwazi says the victims who are sixteen years old and in standard eight were attacked on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at around 6 o’clock in the morning on their way to school.

Nkhwazi said as they were about to join Namiwawa road a group of street children descended on them demanding money.

“As the victims were reluctant to give the money, the suspects turned violent and stabbed one in the head such that he was sutured (3 stitches) at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and another sustained a scratch in the head,” said Nkhwazi

Police on the same day arrested two of the suspects aged 16 before raiding a video showroom in the morning of Wednesday November 28 in Mbayani where six more suspects were arrested.

Nkhwazi said the kids were using the video showroom as their lodging place.

“Meanwhile, the victims have identified three of the suspects who attacked them. Subsequently, the three suspects have also confessed to have committed the crime and have since been charged with unlawful wounding,” Nkhwazi added

He said the other five suspects will be charged with being Idle and Disorderly.

The suspects’ ages range from 13 to 17 and all hail from Mbayani in Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.

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