30 Aug 2018

More court appearances in wake of gang killing

3:21 pm on 30 August 2018

Four men have appeared in Whanganui District Court following police raids carried out in the wake of the shooting of Kevin Ratana in the city last week.

The 27-year-old Mongrel Mob member was killed outside his home.

The four men, whose names are suppressed, appeared in Whanganui District Court this morning and were charged with participating in organised crime.

They have have been remanded on bail.

One has pleaded not guilty and will reappear on 9 October for a judge only trial.

Eight men have now been charged following the raids.

Five appeared on Tuesday on charges including threatening to kill, firearms offences and participating in organised crime.

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