1 Aug 2005

Two men jailed in New Caledonia for assaulting police

4:10 pm on 1 August 2005

Two men in New Caledonia have been sent to jail for six months for assaulting police.

The Nouvelles Caldoniennes newspaper says the prosecution asked for an eighteen-month sentence for injuring the police officers who were attacked with rocks in La Foa.

Police intervened after the two men began vandalising a gymnasium and cars at a school.