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Former Solomon Islands high commissioner says he was ‘manhandled’ by Scott Morrison’s security

One of the first high commissioners to Solomon Islands has attempted to approach Scott Morrison in northern Tasmania, but claims he was “manhandled” by the prime minister’s security. Mr Morrison was visiting a cafe in the seat of Lyons on Thursday afternoon when Trevor Sofield tried to speak to him several times about Australia’s relationship with the South Pacific. Mr Sofield was the high commissioner to Solomon Islands for four years in the 1980s. Footage shows members of Mr Morrison’s security detail stepping in to prevent the pair from speaking. The prime minister was rushed away from the venue….