7 Sep 2009

Murder charge laid after West Coast incident

4:10 pm on 7 September 2009

A man has been charged with murder following an incident in a remote West Coast town.

Police and the ambulance were called to an incident at a house in Kumara just before 1am on Monday and discovered the body of a man who died from injuries received in a fight.

Inspector John Canning, of Greymouth, says three men were in the house at the time of the incident.

The accused appeared in Greymouth District Court on Monday and was granted name suppression.

He was remanded in custody to reappear in Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

Mr Canning says another man is being spoken to by police.