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82-year-old Wainuiomata assault victim died from medical conditions

News from NZ Police
Hutt Valley Police confirm that the post mortem results after the death of 82-year-old Jack Morrissey show he died of pre-existing medical conditions.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Cooper says “Our thoughts are with Jack’s family as they grieve. I know he will be missed by his family and his community.”

Two males, aged 18 and 14, have been jointly charged with aggravated burglary and will reappear in the Lower Hutt District Court on 28 November.

News from NZ Police – October 28
Hutt Valley Police today arrested two teenage males for the aggravated burglary of 82-year-old Jack Morrissey last Tuesday.

Search warrants were executed at addresses. As a result, an 18-year-old and 14-year-old have been jointly charged with aggravated burglary.

“The arrest of these two individuals is a pleasing development, as the Hutt Valley Police have been working hard to identify the culprits,” said Detective Sergeant Christiaan Barnard.

“This result would not have been possible without the assistance of members of the Wainuiomata community who are determined not to see the reputation of the place where they live tarnished by such crimes”

The two suspects are being held in police custody and will appear in the Lower Hutt Youth Court on Monday.