Charges laid in relation to death of Kaikohe man

Charges laid in relation to death of Kaikohe man


Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston, Far North Police:

A man has been charged in relation to the death of a Kaikohe man, after an incident in the Northland town on Friday evening.

Christopher Vujcich, 58, died in Bay of Islands Hospital this morning.

He had been involved in an altercation with another man in Kowhai Avenue in Kaikohe shortly after 9:30pm on Friday, January 19.

A 21-year-old Kaikohe man appeared in the Whangarei District Court today charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is due to reappear in court on January 30.

An upgraded charge is possible following the results of the post-mortem, which is being conducted in Auckland tomorrow.

Further inquiries into the circumstances are still being worked through by Northland Police.


Issued by the Police Media Centre