26 Sep 2012

Man seriously assaulted before he died

12:24 pm on 26 September 2012

man who died in Lower Hutt was seriously assaulted before his death.

Police have been carrying out a homicide investigation since 52-year-old Michael Mulholland died in a driveway in Farmer Crescent in the suburb of Taita last Thursday.

Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson says a post-mortem has confirmed Mr Mulholland suffered serious injuries before he died.

Mr Thomson is refusing to give any further details, but says the 25-strong team is following several positive lines of inquiry.