A 44-year-old woman who died early this morning following an assault at the weekend has been named as Heather Simons from Wanganui.
She sustained head injuries during an assault at a house in Titoki Street, Wanganui on Sunday, 15 February and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital in a critical condition to undergo neurological surgery.
Late last night (Monday 16 February) she was taken off life support and died in the early hours of this morning. A post mortem is underway this afternoon.
A 43-year-old Wanganui woman and a 22-year-old Wanganui man are already charged in relation to the incident. More serious charges are now likely to follow.
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