5 locals arrested to assist probe into attack on Australian senior

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, April 7: Five men have been arrested to assist a police probe into an attack on an Australian man which took place on March 26.

The suspects, all locals aged 18, 20, 23, 24 and 32 respectively, were detained on April 4 around 9.30pm.

All suspects have been remanded for three days until April 8 to facilitate police investigation on the case.

The attack reportedly happened inside an eatery at Jalan Cahaya Lopeng around 10.30pm.

It was said that prior to the attack, the victim was having dinner with a group of friends at the premises when they were approached by the suspects.

The 60-year-old victim received 13 stitches on his head and left hand following the attack.

The offence is framed under Section 148 for riot. — DayakDaily