Man dies after court cell incident

A man has died after being found in a ‘serious condition’ in the Tauranga District Court cells last week. File photo.

A man who left the Tauranga District Court cells in a ‘serious condition' last Wednesday has since died.

Police told SunLive they are currently liaising with the 32-year-old's family.

“We extend our sympathies to them during this difficult time,” says Western Bay of Plenty area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton.

“Police are currently investigating, and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.”

The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital in an ambulance after being found in a serious condition in the court cells just after midday on Wednesday, October 11.



0 Comments

There are no comments on this article.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now
Opinion Poll

Do you think principals are overworked?

No
Yes

VOTE
VIEW RESULTS
Bay Today


The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz