Eight Mile

Community apprehends criminal

The people living here were fed up with armed youths who often rob people passing through the Eight Mile area.

According to police the suspect arrested is one of the six suspects who armed themselves with three homemade guns and robbed people who drove there.

Police said people intervened after observing them and told them to stop, but because they were armed, they had to use reasonable force to stop them.  During the confrontation, two were injured and fled, while one was arrested.

The leaders of the community then called the police to help pick up the suspect.

Bus overturns at Eight Mile

According to Nine-Mile police, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to give way to a fast-moving vehicle but ran it straight off the main highway into a drain nearby.

Witnesses who were at the scene described the bus as being old and should not be used to transport passengers to avoid these situations.

Police said although the bus capsised into the drain with passengers on board, no one was hurt or injured.

The passengers were pulled out of the bus and the bus was removed from the drain later.