Update on Whangarei Assault
Tuesday January 8,
A 34-year-old woman has
died after allegedly being assaulted in a family violence
incident in Whangärei last Friday night (January
Police have named her as Patrica Anne McGrath of
A 32-year-old man appeared in the Whangärei
District Court yesterday charged with assault in relation to
He was remanded in custody to appear on
Monday January 21.
Police are still carrying out an
investigation into the assault and further charges may be
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