Arrests Made In Ōtorohanga Homicide Investigation
Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley:
today charged two men with the murder of Te Kuiti man
The two Hamilton men
aged 30 and 38 are due to appear in Hamilton
We hope the arrests
today provides Mr Bell’s family with some degree
comfort following what has been an extremely difficult time for them.
We want to thank all of the
people who came forward with information and
Ōtorohanga community for their cooperation during this investigation.
Investigators continue to
make enquiries and we would like to reiterate
appeal to the public for any information, which might assist Police.
Police would like to hear from
anyone who might have any footage of
altercation on Maniapoto Street in Ōtorohanga on Saturday night.
We would also like to hear from
anyone with dash cam footage who was
travelling between Te Awamutu and Ōtorohanga between 5pm and 6.20pm on
Footage can be uploaded using the following link: https://lima.nzpolice.org/
who can assist with information is asked to call 105 and
can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800
We are unable to comment further as this matter is now before the courts.