Public urged to assist police

In Cape Town Mfuleni police have appealed to the public to come forward with information, after an off...

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In <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Cape Town Mfuleni police have appealed to the public to come forward with information, after an off duty police officer was shot and wounded.

The constable who was stationed at the <city w:st="on">Delft police station was sitting in his private vehicle with his girlfriend on Friday night when a white <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Toyota Corolla stopped next to the couple.

When the officer opened his door two suspects opened fire, killing his girlfriend however the constable was admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

The police’s Anneke Van der Vyfer said, “The Toyota Corolla has been further described as a 1.6 model with tinted windows and mag wheels. Anyone with information regarding this incident or might have seen the mentioned vehicle is requested to contact the Mfuleni detective branch investigating officers Sergeant Sean Brown during office hours on 021 900 55 00.”<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>