Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Waihi Beach Homicide Arrest


Title: Op Brad; Waihi Beach Homicide Arrest

While pleased to announce an arrest in relation to the murder of a man at Waihi Beach on New Years Day, Police are urging the public not to lose focus and to continue their outstanding support.

Waikato District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Chris Page, said yesterday afternoon Police arrested a Waihi man in relation to the murder of 64-year-old Queensland man, Murray WILKINSON.

"At about 4.30pm officers went to a Union St address in Waihi where they arrested an 18-year-old man who has been charged with Mr WILKINSON'S murder. That man will be appearing in the Hamilton District Court later today charged with murder.

Mr Page said building the investigation to the point where an arrest could be made was reflective of the significant support from the public and the public still has a major part to play.

"We are pleased to have progressed the investigation to this stage, one of most significant things to result from this arrest so far was the opportunity to inform Mr WILKINSON'S family that an arrest has been made".

"The family have been very supportive of the investigation team and they expressed their gratitude for this latest development."

"Though a significant development, the investigation team is urging the public to continue to contact Police with any information or images they may have from in or around the scene, or about anything unusual they may find in or around their properties."

One particular way the public can still help the investigation is that if anyone who was staying at addresses between 01-40 Citrus Ave, Waihi Beach on the night of 31 December-01 January could contact Police.

"This is a new area of focus for us and we would very much appreciate speaking to anyone who was staying in this area over that time period."

Anyone with information related to the scene of last week's attack or on the new area of focus around Citrus Ave is asked to contact the Operation Brad enquiry team who can be found at the Waihi Beach and Waihi Police stations or contacted via the enquiry crimeline; 0800 OP BRAD (0800 672723).

Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news