9 Jan 2013

Woman dies of head injuries after assault

5:04 am on 9 January 2013

A Whangarei woman who the police say was assaulted in a family violence incident has died.

Patrica Anne McGrath, 34, was attacked on Friday night.

A Whangarei man, aged 32, was arrested following the domestic assault.

On Monday he appeared Whangarei District Court charged with assault and breach of bail conditions.

He was remanded in custody to appear on Monday 21 January.

Police say that they are still carrying out an investigation into the assault and further charges may be laid.