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Oscar family 'respect process'

Oscar Pistorius's family say they and the athlete "fully respect the bail hearing process and the sequence of events leading up to this point." It comes after the lead detective was replaced after it was revealed he is facing attempted murder charges

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Lead investigator in Pistorius prosecution replaced

National Commissioner of the South African police service Credit: APTN

The South African police service have announced they will replace the lead police officer in the Oscar Pistorius prosecution case.

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega said Detective Hilton Botha has now been replaced by a senior detective in the South African Police Service. Making the annoucement she said:

"This matter shall receive attention at a national level."

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