1 Nov 2009

Police arrest final suspect in Murupara teen's death

6:29 am on 1 November 2009

Police say they have arrested the sixth and last person sought in connection with the death of a teenager in the Bay of Plenty settlement of Murupara nearly a month ago.

They say Neville Duff, 31, was detained after being stopped during a routine traffic patrol near Rotorua on Friday night.

He appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder and was remanded in custody.

Five other people have already been charged with murder. They have also been charged with participation in criminal gang activity.

The charges follow the death of Kaine Lewis, 17, of Kaingaroa, in a suspected gang attack in Murupara on 3 October.

He died on the way to hospital after being found unconscious with severe head injuries in a driveway.