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Homicide investigation after man, 58, dies following assault near Te Papa

News from NZ Police
The man who died in hospital yesterday following an assault outside Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday was Simon Strickland, 58, of Waterloo, Lower Hutt.

A 28-year-old-man has been charged with wounding with intent to injure in relation to the assault and Police are not seeking anyone else.

Officers remain keen to speak to anyone who saw the assault or was in the Te Papa car park area on Saturday 13 February between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.

Report from RNZ
A man who was attacked outside Te Papa on Saturday night has died in hospital. Police said the inquiry into the incident had now been upgraded to a homicide investigation.

A 28-year-old-man had previously been charged with wounding with intent to injure in relation to the assault.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Compton said police were not seeking anyone else.

The victim’s life support system was turned off today, police said.

Police still want to hear from anyone who saw the assault near Te Papa on Saturday night.

News from NZ Police – February 16
Police are seeking witnesses to a serious assault that occurred near Te Papa on Saturday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 7:15pm following a report of the assault. A man was critically injured and is now in Wellington Hospital.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with wounding with intent to injure. He is due to appear in the Wellington District Court on Monday 22 February.

Police continue to make enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or who was in the area of Te Papa on Saturday between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.

Anyone who has any information that can assist Police is asked to contact us on 105 quoting file number 210213/2643.

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