11 Mar 2019

Vanuatu prison officers arrested over teen beating

2:41 pm on 11 March 2019

Three prison officers in Vanuatu have been arrested after allegedly beating a teenager.

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Photo: RNZ / Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor

The teen, who lives next door to the prison in Port Vila, was reportedly forced into a prison van, driven to the prison and assaulted.

The Daily Post reported the teen was understood to have been part of a group that was using bad language.

The three guards were released on bail and will appear in court on the 24 April, charged with assault, threatening to kill and kidnapping.