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Porirua homicide investigators find wanted Mazda, and speak to its driver

News from NZ Police
Police have identified and spoken to the driver of a Mazda sought in relation to the homicide in Porirua. Police thank the public for assisting in the identification.

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News from NZ Police – October 15
Police have located the silver Mazda RX8 which they were seeking in relation to the homicide investigation into the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula in Porirua on Sunday 7 October. Police are now seeking the driver of the Mazda. Police believe Mr Ula was a passenger in this vehicle immediately before getting into the Mercedes.

The driver of the Mazda is someone the Police wish to speak to urgently. Police need to identify the person in the above CCTV who police believe was driving the Mazda in Porirua in the days after the incident.

Anyone who has any information about this vehicle, its driver, the identity of the person in the CCTV, or any of the circumstances surrounding Mr Ula’s death, is urged to get in touch with Police.

If you can help, please call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

News from NZ Police – October 11
Wellington Police investigating the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula are appealing for two people to come forward who were seen in two vehicles of interest to the homicide investigation.

One was the passenger of a black Mercedes, which was seized by Police on Sunday evening and seen in the Waitangirua area that afternoon. Police believe Mr Ula fell from the Mercedes and suffered his fatal injuries, and there was a passenger in that vehicle who has not yet been located by Police.

The driver of the Mercedes, registration GPW495, was arrested and has appeared in court charged with driving while disqualified and supplying methamphetamine.

The second person of interest is the driver of a silver Mazda RX8, seen at the Waitangirua shops just before 4pm on Sunday, which was then seen driving at speed in Warspite Avenue behind the Mercedes. We believe the driver of this car has information that will assist Police with the homicide investigation.

We’re appealing for both the passenger in the Mercedes and the driver of the Mazda to come forward and speak with Police, along with anyone who saw either of these two vehicles in the Waitangirua area on Sunday afternoon who has not yet spoken with us.

If you can help, please call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Earlier News from NZ Police
Police investigating the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula are appealing for sightings of a silver Mazda RX8. The car was seen in the Waitangirua shops just before 4:00pm on Sunday. It was then seen driving at speed along Warspite Avenue around the time of the incident in which Mr Ula sustained his fatal injuries (just after 4pm on Sunday), and Police believe it was involved in the incident in some way.

If you know where this car is or you saw a car matching this description in Warspite Avenue or the wider Waitangirua area, please call Wellington Police Crime Squad on 04 381 2000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are still also seeking any sightings of a black Mercedes, registration GPW495, or a red car driving on Warspite Avenue that nearly had a head-on crash with the Mercedes.

Wellington.Scoop – October 10
Wellington Police have opened a homicide investigation after the death of a man who fell from a vehicle in Porirua on Sunday.

Just after 4pm on Sunday, Police and other emergency services were called to Warspite Avenue, where the man was located on the road with critical injuries. A team of detectives are working to establish how he sustained these injuries, and they have established that he fell from a vehicle.

The man died last night of his injuries in Wellington Hospital. He was 19-year-old Sosiua Helotu Ula of Wiri, Auckland.

Wellington Police are still seeking help identifying anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

Police are seeking to reconstruct Mr Ula’s movements before he was injured, and are appealing to the public for help. Mr Ula was solidly built, around 185cm (6 foot) tall, with a short black hair cut. He had a small amount of facial hair on his chin.

Police are still wanting sightings of a black Mercedes, registration GPW495. Police would like to urgently speak to anyone who saw the Mercedes or any other car driving erratically near Waitangirua Mall on Sunday.

Police are also appealing for the driver of a red car driving east on Warspite Avenue that nearly had a head on crash with the Mercedes to come forward.

One person has been taken into custody in relation to the incident and has been charged with driving while disqualified and supplying methamphetamine.

Anyone with information, no matter how small, can call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000, or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

October 7 and 8: Earlier reports.

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