3 Mar 2018

Tongan youths charged with murder of Chinese couple

7:33 am on 3 March 2018

Police in Tonga have arrested and charged two youths with the murder of a Chinese couple.

The deputy police commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai confirmed the 17 and 15 year old were arrested on Thursday.

The victims were found stabbed to death in a bush allotment at Matafonua on Sunday, the 25th of February.

Mr Vaisuai said he hoped the arrests would provide some reassurance to the family of the deceased and the wider community.

Police investigations are continuing.