Further arrest in Whakatāne homicide

Police have arrested a third man for the murder of 48-year-old Mark Hohua in Whakatāne.

Mr Hohua died in hospital early on June 19 from injuries sustained the previous evening.

A 34-year-old man is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow (July 6) charged with murder.

This follows the earlier arrest of two men, also charged with murder.

A 25-year-old and a 32-year-old are remanded in custody and due to reappear in court on July 20.

Police would like to reiterate an appeal for anyone who has information about how Mr Hohua sustained his injuries, to come forward to Police on 105 and quote file 220618/2962.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or https://www.crimestoppers-nz.org

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