Body found in Hawke's Bay

MATT STEWART
Last updated 05:00 12/06/2013

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The suspect at the centre of a homicide inquiry has been taken to Hutt Hospital with a cut throat after his ex-partner was found dead in Havelock North last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Foster said the 48-year-old woman was found dead at a Campbell St, Hawke's Bay house about 10pm last night.

The man, who was taken in to custody, has not yet been interviewed because he underwent surgery for wounds on his throat and wrist this morning.

He was transferred to Hutt Hospital by helicopter this afternoon.

''We don't believe the injuries he sustained are the result of anything that happened at the scene,'' Mr Foster said.

Police would not give details on the nature of the woman's injuries, who is due to undergo a post-mortem tomorrow.

An ESR forensics team had begun investigating the scene and although police have not located any witnesses, Mr Foster said family and friends of the dead woman were being spoken to.

The dead woman and the injured man had previously been in a relationship.

Police were still investigating at the scene and had spoken to a number of people in relation to the incident.

''We've got a pretty clear idea of what's happened but we just don't yet know the full extent,'' Mr Foster said.

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