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Homicide investigation after man, 53, found dead in Whanganui

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Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead at a Wikitoria Road property in Whanganui last night.

Emergency services were called to the address at 6:46pm.

A man in his 50s was found dead. He was 53-year-old local man James Butler. A second man in his 50s received serious injuries and was taken to Whanganui Hospital. He is now in a stable condition.

Police and ESR are carrying out a scene examination today.

The property has been cordoned off and a scene guard was in place overnight.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Police. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.