Additional charges laid in Ashburton investigation
Additional charges laid in relation to Ashburton
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 -
Police confirm that additional Manslaughter
charges have been laid against four people in respect of the
death of Arran James GAIRNS, whose body was found in
Ashburton on Sunday 1 June 2014 in a drainage run off area
behind commercial premises in West Street.
defendants also face charges of Assault with Intent to Rob
Arran James GAIRNS during an alleged attempted robbery the
morning of Saturday 31 May 2014.
Detective Senior Sergeant
Marion Neill confirmed the four defendants will appear in
the Timaru District Court on Thursday 21 August 2014 in
relation to the manslaughter
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