Written by on October 7, 2021

Police have today charged two men with the murder of Te Kuiti man Anthony Takrouna Bell.

The two Hamilton men aged 30 and 38 are due to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said “We hope the arrests today provides Mr Bell’s family with some degree of comfort following what has been an extremely difficult time for them. We want to thank all of the people who came forward with information and the Ōtorohanga community for their cooperation during this investigation”.

Investigators continue to make enquiries and we would like to reiterate the appeal to the public for any information, which might assist Police. Police would like to hear from anyone who might have any footage of the altercation on Maniapoto Street in Ōtorohanga on Saturday night. Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said “We would also like to hear from anyone with dash cam footage who was travelling between Te Awamutu and Ōtorohanga between 5pm and 6.20pm on Saturday”.

Footage can be uploaded using the following link:

Anyone who can assist with information is asked to call 105 and quote file number 211002/2797.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

We are unable to comment further as this matter is now before the courts.

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