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Two men charged with murder after Ōtorohanga death

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Two men have been charged with the murder of Anthony Takrouna Bell.

The 34-year-old from Te Kuiti died following an altercation on Maniapoto Street in Ōtorohanga on Saturday night.

The two men, aged 30 and 38, are from Hamilton and are due to appear at Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

“We hope the arrests today provides Mr Bell’s family with some degree of comfort following what has been an extremely difficult time for them,” says Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley.

“We want to thank all of the people who came forward with information and the Ōtorohanga community for their cooperation during this investigation.

“Investigators continue to make enquiries and we would like to reiterate our appeal to the public for any information, which might assist Police.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who might have any footage of the altercation on Maniapoto Street in Ōtorohanga on Saturday night.

“We would also like to hear from anyone with dash cam footage who was travelling between Te Awamutu and Ōtorohanga between 5pm and 6.20pm on Saturday,” says Pitkehthley.

Footage can be uploaded using the following link: https://lima.nzpolice.org/

Anyone who can assist with information is asked to call 105 and quote file number 211002/2797.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are unable to provide any further comment as this matter is now before the courts.

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