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Man accused of murdering woman found dead in Whanganui

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead in a Whanganui home last night.

Police say they were called to an incident at a property on Fitzherbet Ave around 7.11pm.

Officers found a woman dead on the property.

“In the early hours of Wednesday morning, June 6, a 50-year-old man was arrested after a vehicle of interest was located at another address in Whanganui,” Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Humphrey said in an update this afternoon.

An examination of the scene is underway and is expected to be completed Thursday.

A police spokesperson previously told 1News: “Although formal identification has not yet been made, we can confirm that the victim and the arrested man know each other.”

There is not believed to be any ongoing risk to the public, the spokesperson added.

“Police are working with Victim Support to support the family, who we will continue to update as the investigation progresses,” Humphrey said.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

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