Solomons police make arrest after fatal stabbing

9:55 am on 8 January 2020

Police in Solomon Islands have called on the family of a woman stabbed to death not to retaliate.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

The woman's husband has been arrested after the 39-year-old mother of five was found dead at a logging camp in Western Province on Sunday.

Police arrested the woman's husband on Monday and charged him with murder.

Western Province Police Commander Justina Fono said the man escaped the logging camp in a dugout canoe which he paddled to the town of Ugele, where he was arrested trying to board another vessel.

Ms Fono said she was grateful to the people of Ugele for information, which led to the arrest.

And she appealed to both parties to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and to allow the police to investigate further.