17 Aug 2017

Suspect arrested over Bloody Ridge plaque theft

8:29 pm on 17 August 2017

The police in Solomon Islands have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stealing a war memorial plaque from Bloody Ridge.

Bloody Ridge near Honiara

Bloody Ridge near Honiara Photo: Supplied/ Terry Allen

The plaque was laid last week during commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the battle of Guadalcanal.

Police said the plaque was recovered in the Lunga river area and they said the suspect was arrested near the New Zealand Camp east of Honiara.

The police have thanked the community including members of the suspect's immediate family for assisting in the arrest.

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