16 Aug 2012

Police charge Hamilton man with assault

8:23 pm on 16 August 2012

A man involved in a fight in Hamilton with a man who subsequently died, not long after being handcuffed by police, has been charged with assault.

Adam Rawiri Palmer, 26, lost consciousness and died at the Dinsdale home of his former girlfriend early Wednesday morning.

Police say he got into a fight with her current partner.

A 23-year-old man has appeared in the Hamilton District Court and has been remanded on bail.

Police say a postmortem was carried out on Mr Palmer on Thursday but the findings into the cause of his death are being held back by the Coroner until an investigation is completed.