18 Jan 2023

Man arrested after Napier man found dead

4:52 pm on 18 January 2023
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Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

A 33-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a man found dead in Napier on the weekend.

Colin Blithe, 68, was found deceased in his Theatre Lane flat after friends were concerned he had not been seen for a couple of days, according to the New Zealand Herald.

The man arrested today is expected to appear in Napier District Court on 3 February charged with murder.

Police said they are not seeking anyone else in connection with the investigation and that it is believed the two people knew each other.