Arrests in Picton homicide

JARED NICOLL AND ANNA WILLIAMS
Last updated 08:30 14/01/2013
Scotland St
Jared Nicoll

A police car parked in a driveway in Scotland St, Picton

Relevant offers

Crime

Alex Fisher case: Killer Eric McIsaac had been out of jail for just 83 days Man castrates dog with a stanley knife, gets community work Texts reveal Renee Duckmanton's boyfriend's growing concerns Budget 2016: $291m boost to ease pressure on overstretched prison system Two people accused of murdering James Whatuira "confessed" to prisoner Police wages fund topped up but no money for new recruitment Jury finds farmer - not nature - diverted Taranaki stream Online lothario Paul William Abbott appears near Christchurch Guilty pleas to drug dealing operation exposed by undercover cops Jono Paul Wilson denied parole for attack on couples

Neighbours of a 43-year-old woman found dead at a Picton house say they jumped the fence to restrain a person holding an axe.

A homicide investigation was launched yesterday after the death at the Scotland St house, with police arresting two people.

The two were being interviewed by police, Tasman police communications manager Barbara Dunn said this morning.

Police, dog handlers, and an ambulance were seen by neighbours outside the house about 4.45pm yesterday.

Neighbours said they heard yelling and jumped the fence to restrain a person standing on the property who was holding an axe.

A Scotland St resident said a man and a woman were seen being taken away in a police car.

The resident said one of the people taken into custody had been under care of mental health services at some point.

About eight emergency service vehicles approached the house without lights or sirens from about 4.45pm onwards.

It is not known if anyone else was in the house at the time of the incident.

Police were not seeking any other people.

Ad Feedback

- The Marlborough Express

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content