Cops who came to solve garbage dispute attacked

Officers of the Kolluoitiya Police station were attacked yesterday when they arrived to solve a garbage dispute.

“Three policemen have sustained injuries,” according to the Police Media Unit.

They reported that the police had been informed that a garbage truck was being obstructed by residents living at an address on Galle Road, Kollupitiya. When four policemen were sent to the area to resolve the issue, they were confronted by nine men and a woman. In the ensuing struggle, the police officers had sustained injuries.

Three suspects have been arrested by the police on account of obstruction of justice. 

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