9 Mar 2015

Murder-accused back in custody

6:07 pm on 9 March 2015

A teenage murder-accused who police say ran off from his bail address after cutting off his electronic bracelet has been found.

Beauen Wallace-Loretz

Beauen Wallace-Loretz Photo: NZ POLICE

Beauen Wallace-Loretz will be kept in custody overnight and will appear in the High Court in Auckland tomorrow.

Police said the 17-year-old would be charged with breaching his bail.

The teenager is charged - with another teenager - with killing Ihaia Gillman-Harris in a hotel room in Epsom, Auckland, last year.

While he was missing, police said they had contacted border authorities to make sure he did not leave the country.

He was located in the Auckland region today at about 4.20pm.