Youth charged with murder in connection to fatal stabbing

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 16, 2021 |

Photo: Daniel van Kessel

Police have arrested one person in relation to the death of Zion Purukamu.

A youth has been charged with murder and two counts of wounding and is due to appear in the Christchurch Youth Court tomorrow.

Police say Zion’s family have been advised of the arrest and have thanked members of the public who have provided information to Police so far.

Police day Operation Medbury remains an active investigation and police still want to speak to people who were at the party when the incident occurred.

Anyone with information that could assist the police investigation or anyone who is yet to come forward is asked to contact Police on 105 and reference Operation Medbury.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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