Update – Murder charge laid following incident in Great King Street, Dunedin

A teenager has been charged with murder and will appear in the Dunedin Youth Court this morning following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Dunedin yesterday afternoon.

The incident which occurred just after 3pm saw an altercation between the victim and offender. Police are still working to establish the circumstances leading into the incident but can confirm that we have recovered a knife from the scene.

The victim was transported to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition and, tragically, passed away a short time later.

Our scene examination on Great King Street is now complete and several enquiries are underway.

A post-mortem is expected to be carried out today and next of kin notifications are ongoing.

We are working, along with Victim Support to support the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time.

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