12 Sep 2017

Four people arrested over Kinloch murder

2:27 pm on 12 September 2017

Four people have been arrested over the murder of a man in rural Taupō in July.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Scott John Henry, 48, was shot in the chest at his property in Whangamata Road in Kinloch on 20 July.

Police said four people were arrested in relation to the murder this morning.

Two 25-year-old men and one 22-year-old man have been charged with murder and aggravated robbery, while a 43-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery.

The three men are due to appear in the Rotorua District Court tomorrow, while the woman will appear in the Counties Manukau District Court on Thursday.

Police also said the arrest of a 35-year-old Taupō man, who will be facing serious charges over the supply of methamphetamine in the area, was related to the investigation.

The arrests came after police carried out six search warrants in the Taupō area this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant John Wilson said police appreciated it had been a very difficult time for Mr Henry's family and friends

"We are pleased we have been able to make these arrests and put these alleged offenders before the courts."