Thursday, 2 February 2006 - 11:01am |
National News

Murder charge comes after lengthy investigation

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Auckland City CIB staff, working with their colleagues in Wellington, arrested a 53 year-old unemployed Petone man this morning and charged him with the July 2005 murder in Auckland of Tam Yam Ah.

Mr Tam, 37, was shot in the chest as he got out of his car after returning to his home above the Top City Karaoke Bar at 149 Symonds Street at about 4.40 am on Thursday July 7, 2005. He died at the scene.

Auckland City District Field Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Bernie Hollewand, said the team in Wellington had been following a detailed investigation plan and this morning's arrest came as Police searched for further exhibits and attempted to interview three men in the Wellington area. The murder accused is one of those three.

He will appear in the Lower Hutt District Court today where Police will request that he be remanded in custody to appear in the Auckland District Court in about a week.

Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589