Members of the Public Order Policing unit had to intervene in a case of mob justice in New Brighton on Wednesday morning.
This follows a search by angry community members on Tuesday night for the man who abducted and murdered seven-year-old Sonia Payi at the weekend. Sonia’s body was found on Monday afternoon.
However it has not been confirmed whether Wednesday morning’s mob justice – or the man community members attacked on Wednesday morning – was related to Sonia’s tragic death.
The man, who was chased by about 200 residents, was pelted with stones and beaten.