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Fire in Petone apartment block where man was decapitated

Report from RNZ
One person has been taken to hospital after a fire in a Housing New Zealand apartment block in Petone where a man was decapitated late last year.

Emergency services were called to the Polaris apartments at 5.26am.

They said the fire had been extinguished.

Fire investigators at the scene this morning said the case had been handed to Housing New Zealand.

In November, Francis Tyson was decapitated at the same Jackson Street address. A 41-year-old has been charged with his murder.