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New Brighton assault victim dies

New Brighton assault victim dies

Monday, 10 March 2014 - 4:25pm

Canterbury

Christchurch Police have confirmed that a man injured in an alleged assault at New Brighton on Sunday 2 March has died.

Alfoed [correct] Utapo Waterhouse, aged 20, died at Christchurch Hospital yesterday [Sunday 9 March]. He had been in the hospital's intensive care unit with critical injuries following an assault at a Beresford Street address in the early hours of the previous Sunday, 2 March.

A 20-year old Christchurch man appeared in court on 3 March charged with injuring with intent, and was remanded on bail to reappear on 24 March.

A second man, aged 30, appeared on an assault charge on Friday 7 March and was remanded on bail to reappear on Wednesday [12 March].

Police are now considering laying additional charges against the primary offender.

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