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Homicide investigation launched in Whakatane

Whakatane crime news
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Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man died in Whakatāne last night.

Around 9:40pm on Sunday the man in his 20s was brought to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was pronounced dead soon after arrival at hospital.

Police are making inquiries into how the man came to be injured, and are appealing to the public for any information.

Initial inquiries suggest the man may have suffered his injuries in Tāneatua, and Police are continuing their investigations there today.

Anyone who has information that may help is asked to please contact Police on 105, either by phone or online using ‘Update Report’, referencing file number 231211/5404.

Alternatively, information can be passed to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-nz.org.

Image credit: Kat Wilcox

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Source:NZ Police

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