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Police issue statements on three homicide investigations

Police have relased statements in relation to three recently launched homicide investigations.


Christchurch Police are treating the death of a woman in her 60s in Woolston as a homicide.

A scene examination is continuing at the property in Walcot Street where the woman was found deceased on Monday evening.

A post-mortem has now been completed, and Police continue to make inquiries into how the woman died.

Pt. England, Auckland

Police were called to a property on Dalton Street just before midnight to reports that a person had been shot at an address.

Emergency services attended and first aid was attempted, however the man died at the scene.

A 31-year-old man was located at the scene and arrested.

The man, who is known to the victim, has been been charged with Breaching Bail and Unlawful Possession of a firearm and will be appearing in the Auckland District Court today.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and local residents will see a continued police presence in the area with a scene examination being carried out.

A firearm has been located and Police are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

Police are asking for anyone who saw or heard anything in the Dalton Street area overnight to contact Police by phoning 105, quoting file number 220408/8836, or you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Hope, Nelson

Police urge those still holding on to meaningful information in relation to the death of Simon Bevers to disclose it to Police.

The homicide investigation into Simon’s death remains ongoing.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses and continue to analyse the evidence and information collected to date.

Police are determined and remain optimistic that the person, or persons, responsible for Simon’s death will be held to account.

We would however still like to hear from those with vital information that has not yet been disclosed to Police regarding Simon’s death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police on 105, quoting file number 220309/6371.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Image Credit: Kindel Media

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