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Source: New Zealand Police

Source: New Zealand Police

Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Christiaan Barnard:

Wellington Police investigating the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula are appealing for two people to come forward who were seen in two vehicles of interest to the investigation.

One was the passenger of a black Mercedes, which was seized by Police on Sunday evening and seen in the Waitangirua area that afternoon.

Police believe Mr Ula fell from the Mercedes and suffered his fatal injuries, and there was a passenger in that vehicle who has not yet been located by Police.

The driver of the Mercedes, registration GPW495, was arrested and has appeared in court charged with driving while disqualified and supplying methamphetamine.

The second person of interest is the driver of a silver Mazda RX8, seen at the Waitangirua shops just before 4pm on Sunday, which was then seen driving at speed in Warspite Avenue behind the Mercedes.

We believe the driver of this car has information that will assist Police with the homicide investigation.

We’re appealing for both the passenger in the Mercedes and the driver of the Mazda to come forward and speak with Police, along with anyone who saw either of these two vehicles in the Waitangirua area on Sunday afternoon who has not yet spoken with us.

If you can help, please call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Issued by the Police Media Centre