Tonga policeman investigated after crash

A police officer in Tonga has been suspended after crashing his departmental car at the weekend.

The officer is thought to have hit a fence near the Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku'alofa in the early hours of Saturday.

Police say no one else is believed to be involved.

Commissioner Steve Caldwell says he has launched a criminal investigation into all circumstances surrounding this incident.

Photo: RNZI/Gareth Thomas