22 Dec 2009

Man arrested over suspicious death in Tauranga

10:08 pm on 22 December 2009

The police investigating the death of a man in Tauranga have arrested a 19-year-old on assault charges.

They say a family member discovered the 43-year-old man's body at 7am on Tuesday, on Watling Street in the suburb of Gate Pa.

A post-mortem on his body was to be carried out on Tuesday night to establish the cause of death.

The 19-year-old will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Wednesday.