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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Dene Begbie, Northland District Manager: Criminal Investigations

Police have launched a homicide investigation after a person died following an incident on Bank Street, Whangārei, late last night.

Police were called to the disorder incident at about 11:55pm.

One person received critical injuries and was taken to hospital however passed away a short time later.

Police are speaking to two people in relation to this incident and an investigation is underway.

We are speaking to witnesses and conducting a scene examination today.

The scene remains cordoned off including the lower part of Bank Street, most of Vine Street and the bus depot on Rose Street. 

There is a Police presence in the area as we work to understand the circumstances of this incident and ensure the community’s safety.

Police are appealing for witnesses to, or footage of, this incident.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything that could assist is asked to get in touch. In particular, Police are aware a number of people recorded parts of this incident and we would like to speak to these people and review their footage. 

You can phone Police on 105 and quote file number 210613/2169. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by phoning CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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