26 Dec 2008

Arrest after man's death in Gore

9:20 am on 26 December 2008

The death of a 42-year-old man in Gore on Tuesday night has led to an arrest.

Senior Sergeant Richard McPhail says the police began a homicide inquiry after they found a body outside a house on Main St at about 10.20pm.

The arrest came when the Armed Offenders Squad was called to a house in nearby Hyde Street three hours later.

The police are looking for a white Ford Laser hatchback, which was seen in the Main Street area at about 10pm on Tuesday.

A 43-year-old man has been charged with assault and is scheduled to appear in the Invercargill District Court on Wednesday.

The dead man has yet to be named.