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By MaryAnn Virginia Keppler-Young

Pretoria Bureau Chief


Naked man goes on rampage, hits police officer over the head with a brick

A Pretoria man walked into the Eersterust police station naked and viciously assaulted two police officers, who then had to be hospitalised.


According to an eyewitness, the man allegedly first jumped on the bonnet of a car in a nearby street. The owner of the car then subdued him, put him in the boot of his car and then took him to the police station.

Police spokesperson Sam Shibambo said a female police sergeant and a male police constable, who were on duty at the time, tried to calm him down, but he attacked the two officials.

“He allegedly bit and broke the female officer’s finger, and in the ensuing struggle, he attacked the police constable and hit him on the head with a brick,” Shibambo said.

Backup was called, and the other officers came to help apprehend the suspect. The two officials have been taken to hospital, and are currently receiving treatment.

Shibambo said the suspect was also admitted to hospital for observation.

He will soon appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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