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Dunedin Police lay murder charges following Wesley St fire

A 46-year-old man charged with arson following a fatal house fire in Wesley Street, Dunedin on 22 January has now been charged with murder.

The man is due to appear in Dunedin District Court tomorrow on one count of arson and two counts of murder.

Police formally laid the murder charges earlier today at the Otago Corrections Facility.

“This is a significant milestone in the investigation, however, the dedicated CIB team still has a lot of detail to work through in order to ensure a robust, fair, and thorough investigation,” Detective Inspector Steve Wood says.

“We know the arrest for murder will assist concerned members of the community, and help the families and friends of the victims feel safer as they recover from their ordeal.”

“The families of David Clark and Anastasia Neve are aware of the arrest, and say they are relieved and thankful.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to contact Dunedin Police on 03 417 4800 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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