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Man charged following Eastern BOP homicide

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A man has been remanded in custody following a homicide in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

A homicide enquiry has been launched following the death of a man who was critically injured in an assault on Christmas Eve.

Emergency services were called to a Nukuhou property about 5pm on December 24 following a disorder incident.

Three men were transported to hospital, two with serious injuries and one with critical injuries.

The man critically injured, aged in his 40s, sadly died of his injuries on December 26.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear in Whakatane District Court on January 20.

Enquiries are ongoing and a number of people are assisting Police with information, however Police would like to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to Police and knows anything that may be useful to the Police investigation.

Anyone with information should call Police on 105, quoting file number 201224/5429.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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