Update: Christchurch homicide

Update: Christchurch homicide

Canterbury

Attribute to Detective Inspector Corrie Parnell: 

Police can now name the man who died in Christchurch Hospital on Saturday 8 December.

He was 25-year-old Shayne George Heappey, of Christchurch.

A homicide investigation was launched after the man, who was admitted to Christchurch Hospital about 11pm Saturday, died of his injuries.

Police and forensic specialists have today conducted an examination of a vehicle that is believed to have dropped Mr Heappey off at the hospital on Saturday night.

A post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

Police and Victim Support are working closely with the family of Mr Heappey at this difficult time.

Anyone with information that may help is urged to contact Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre