27 Jan 2015

Man in court over fatal Whangarei assault

4:13 pm on 27 January 2015

A 60-year-old man has been remanded in custody after a fatal assault in Whangarei.

The police were called to what they described as a violent altercation at a Balmoral Road house early yesterday, and found a 25-year-old man dead at the scene.

The 60-year-old appeared in court today charged with assault and was granted interim name suppression.

He will reappear in court on 9 February.

The police would not comment on whether more serious charges would be laid.

A post-mortem was being carried out in Auckland today on the victim, whose name had not yet been released.