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buffalocitymetroTimesLIVE reports that on Sunday a traffic officer from East London saved a woman from her an attacker, and subsequently saved her attacker from mob justice.  

Traffic officer Lawrence Constable was driving on Fitchett road, East London, when he saw the woman being robbed and went to her aid.  Having caught up with the fleeing suspect, the officer tried to arrest him but was stabbed above his right eye.  Community members and motorists jumped in to help, and began assaulting the suspect and hurling rocks at him.  Fortunately for the robber, the injured officer came to his rescue, firing warning shots to disperse the crowd.  "The Buffalo City Metro has applauded one of its traffic officers who went beyond the call of duty," said municipal spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya.  She advised that the officer was recovering.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Dan Meyer at TimesLIVE

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