Hamilton homicide investigation launched

HARRY PEARL
Last updated 16:49 04/02/2014
Hamilton homicide site
CRIME SCENE: The property was cordoned by police.

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Hamilton police have launched a homicide inquiry following a fatal assault in the suburb of Chartwell this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a Winstone Ave address shortly before 2pm, said district crime manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Nigel Keall.

"Ambulance staff were treating a 38-year-old man at the address for significant injuries, however, despite their efforts the victim died at the scene," Keall said.

Five marked police cars and three unmarked cars were outside the address when the Waikato Times arrived.

The crime scene, which was cordoned off, was down a long driveway.

A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said a woman in her 40s lived at the house with several teenagers.

Another man and woman, along with two little girls, were frequently at the property, the neighbour said.

Police would like to hear from anyone in the area of Winstone Ave, Chartwell between 1pm and 2pm who may have seen or noticed something suspicious.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Hamilton Central police on 07 858 6200. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with the independent organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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