Homicide investigation launched

Police in Tonga have arrested three men in relation to the death of a 36- year-old man from Vaini following an incident early Sunday morning October 23, 2016.

The man died at Vaiola Hospital early Monday morning 24th October, from critical injuries sustained when he was assaulted with a machete in the parking lot of the Solar Farm in Vaini.

The suspects were arrested and the machete was confiscated while Police are still looking for one other suspect.

They are alleged to have assaulted the deceased with his 2 friends and damaged their vehicle while they were drinking at the parking lot.

Police are now treating this as a homicide inquiry and are working to piece together what happened.

Further information will be release as Investigation continues.