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Peter Dutton’s claim that the shooting on Manus was sparked by asylum seekers leading a boy into the detention centre has been dismissed by PNG police. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP. The top police officer on Manus Island has flatly rejected the Australian immigration minister’s claim that a shooting last Friday was sparked by detainees taking a five-year-old boy into the detention centre. The regional police commander, David Yapu, told Guardian Australia Peter Dutton’s comments were completely wrong, and maintained that the shooting began when an altercation between navy personnel and asylum seekers escalated. “It’s a total separate incident altogether,” he said. “The incident that t... Full story

21 April