A second man has been arrested in connection with the murder
of Tony John Lochhead in Rangiora last Friday.
A 39-year old Christchurch man was arrested today and will
appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow, charged
with the murder of Mr Lochhead and the aggravated wounding of
Mr Lochhead's brother.
He is jointly charged with a 36-year old Rakaia man who was
arrested on Sunday night.
Detective Inspector David Long says the man was arrested this
morning at a car park in Hornby, as a result of police
enquiries over the past three days.
Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the murder
investigation, Detective Inspector Long said.
"However we are continuing to speak to a number of other
people who may face charges in relation to assisting the
alleged offenders after the incident occurred."
Detective Inspector Long has confirmed that Mr Lochhead
suffered a stab wound, and said police recovered a knife from
the scene where the incident is believed to have occurred.
Police received a positive response to calls for information
about people hitchhiking between Rangiora and Christchurch,
he said. One person came forward to advise that they had
offered a ride to one of the men who has subsequently been
"We're grateful for the information and assistance we have
received from the public, which has been extremely valuable
to the investigation team."