29 Oct 2014

Assault charge in homicide case

7:46 pm on 29 October 2014

The police investigating a homicide in Meremere nearly three weeks ago have charged a man.

Michael Bull, who was 49, was found dead in suspicious circumstances at a property in the town on 13 October.

A 49-year-old Meremere man will appear in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow on three charges of assaulting Mr Bull in the months leading up to his death.

A police spokesperson said they were awaiting forensic test results before considering charging anyone in relation to the homicide.