Second arrest in Ashburton death
A second person has been charged with assaulting an Ashburton man who was later found dead.
Arran James Gairns, 34, was found dead on Sunday in a drainage runoff area behind commercial premises in Ashburton.
An autopsy indicated he had drowned.
A 24-year-old Ashburton man will appear in the Timaru District Court this morning, charged with assaulting Gairns with intent to rob on May 31 in Ashburton.
Yesterday a 26-year-old Wellington woman entered no plea when she appeared over the same charge.
Police will continue their inquiries today to locate and speak to a number of "persons of interest" in relation to Gairns' death.