Man dies after jumping out of moving Police vehicle

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Police van in Nuku'alofa. Photo/Kalino Lātū

A 22-year-old man has died in hospital after police alleged he jumped out of a moving Police van last night.

A sister of the deceased has confirmed his name was Li’ekina He Vahafolau Fīnau of Tatakamotonga.

Acting Police Chief Superintendent Tēvita Vailea said Police arrested Fīnau after a complaint was launched against him.

Vailea alleged Fīnau was drunk and he was at the back of the pick-up van with a Police officer while they were heading to the Police station.

A Police investigation was underway, he said.