19.8 C
Auckland
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
HomeNewsUpdate: Homicide investigation, Whakatāne

Popular Now

Update: Homicide investigation, Whakatāne

Police are continuing to investigate after the death of a man in Whakatāne Monday night.

Initial indications suggest there was a gang-related disorder incident before the man died.

‘We are committed to establishing what has occurred and locating those responsible for his death,’ said Detective Inspector Lew Warner.

‘Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Ruatoki area and saw or heard anything suspicious between 9 and 9:45pm.

‘We would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam footage in the area at the time.

‘Police have obtained a Gang Conflict Warrant under the Search and Surveillance Act and will not be tolerating any retaliatory gang-behaviour.

‘Police will be maintaining a highly visible presence in the area, with extra staff arriving from other districts to support the investigation.’

A forensic post-mortem is due to take place 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.

Promoted Content

Source:NZ Police

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please keep comments respectful, civil and constructive. Moderation times can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. Comments may also be scanned periodically by Artificial Intelligence to eliminate trolls and spam.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Opinion

Wellington
overcast clouds
17 ° C
18.3 °
15.3 °
66 %
7.7kmh
100 %
Wed
16 °
Thu
19 °
Fri
18 °
Sat
18 °
Sun
17 °

-- Free Ad --