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Man charged with murder in Te Teko homicide

Police at the scene of the incident in Te Teko. Photos: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

UPDATED 4.45pm: A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a woman in Te Teko this morning.

He has been remanded in custody to appear in the Tauranga District Court tomorrow via audio-visual link.

UPDATE: A homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a woman at an address on Powell Road, Te Teko this morning.

"A man is in custody and we are speaking to him," says a police spokesperson,.

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

"We are speaking to witnesses to establish the circumstances of the woman's death.

"Officers will continue to examine the scene this afternoon, which has been cordoned off."

A scene guard is in place and will remain overnight.

EARLIER:

Police have cordoned off a Bay of Plenty address this afternoon.

A police spokesperson says officers are in attendance at a serious incident at an address in Te Teko, Bay of Plenty.

Police were alerted at around 11.15am, says police.

“One person is in custody and we are speaking to this person.

“We are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.”

Police are also speaking to witnesses to establish the circumstances, says the spokesperson.

“Officers are examining the scene which has been cordoned off.”

SunLive is working to get more information and will update the story when we can.

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