Investigation launched following death in Opotiki
Investigation launched following death in
14 July 2014 - Shortly after 7pm last night
(Sunday, 13 July) Police were called to Goring Street,
Opotiki where they found a large number of people
A few minutes later Ambulance received a report
of a man collapsed in nearby King Street. The 21-year-old
man was taken to Whakatane Hospital in a critical condition
but died a short time later and an investigation is now
A post mortem examination will be undertaken
this morning. At this stage Police will be making no comment
in regard to injuries.
Two properties in Goring Street are
currently cordoned off and will be subject to forensic
examinations later today.
No further information is
available this morning. A further media update will be
provided early afternoon.
In the meantime anyone with
information about tonight’s incident is asked to contact
Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255. Information can also be
provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on
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