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Fourth arrest in Ashburton investigation

Fourth arrest in Ashburton investigation

The 46 year old Ashburton man, who was the fourth person arrested in relation to the alleged robbery of Ashburton man AJ Gairns prior to 4 am on Saturday 31 May 2014 was remanded in custody today.

Police are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to the alleged robbery which occurred in an area of commercial premises on West Street Ashburton .

The robbery and the circumstances around Mr Gairns body being located in a drainage run off area behind the commercial premises on West Street, on Sunday afternoon 1 June remain the focus of the Police investigation.

Mr Gairns death remains unexplained.

The enquiry has utilised a team of up to thirty investigators from Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch to date with ten investigators still involved in the enquiry.

Police remain interested in hearing from anyone with information in relation to these events between 0030 hrs on Saturday 31 May 2014 and the afternoon of Sunday 1 June 2014

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashburton police on (03) 3078400

Information can also be provided anonymously to the Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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