Attempted murder being investigated after police station lift fall

Seven people were in a lift at the Mount Road Police station when it fell to the ground last month. A case of attempted murder has since been opened
Picture: Hendrick Mphande

A case of attempted murder has been opened after a lift at the Mount Road police station fell from the fourth floor – with seven people inside.

Provincial police spokeswoman Brigadier Marinda Mills said the Public Works Department had opened a case after an independent Johannesburg conducted an investigation into the incident.

“Indications are at this stage that some of the counter weights were removed,” Mills said.

“There should have been 25 and there were only 11.”

Seven people – four clerks and three police officials, most of them from the police Criminal Record Centre division – were in the lift when it fell to the ground last month.

Mills said three of them were still in hospital.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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    oh wow, how scary is that? how sick must you be to do something like that to people if this is true.
    this info opens so many questions in our minds. I do not want to be the person/s responsible for this deed if true. looks like life is so cheap these days that no-one is safe.

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