have formally charged a 19 year old male with the murder of
43 year old Harry Faulkner, whose body was found at a
Watling St address on Tuesday morning.
The 19 year old,
from Gate Pa, was previously charged with assault in
connection with the death and he appeared in the Tauranga
District Court yesterday. He was formally charged with
murder during his reappearance in the Tauranga District
Court this morning. He has been remanded in custody and will
reappear on 13 January.
The accused has interim name
suppression until the 13 January. Name suppression for Mr
Faulknerlapsed this afternoon.
The officer in charge of
the investigation, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner,
says the Police investigation team is very grateful for the
information and support they have received from the public,
and Mr Faulkner's family.
He says there is still a
significant amount of investigative work to be completed on
the case, and Police are still very keen to speak with
anyone who may have been in the Watling St area on Monday,
Monday night or Tuesday.
Members of the public are asked
to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300 or 0800 SPEAKUP
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