13 Apr 2010

Two arrested in New Caledonia over killing

9:49 am on 13 April 2010

Police in New Caledonia have arrested two young people people suspected of killing a 22-year-old man after being confronted over a stolen bicycle.

The man approached the two youngsters, whom he suspected of having stolen his bicycle a few weeks earlier.

One of them then pulled a knife and stabbed him in the chest, causing a fatal wound.

When police rushed to the crime scene, their vehicle was hit by a car driven by an old man on the wrong side of the road.

A police officer and a prosecutor suffered serious injuries.