A second man has appeared in court charged with the murder of
Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead during an alleged armed
robbery at the weekend.
Mr Lochhead, 51, was fatally stabbed while his brother Peter
Graham Lochhead was hospitalised with injuries after an
altercation at their shared White St home about 9.30pm on
A knife was found at the scene, while a supposed getaway car
was located near the neighbouring town of Kaiapoi.
Police believe the two accused then hitched a ride into
Christchurch where they hid before being caught days later.
A 36-year-old Canterbury man was arrested late Sunday night
and appeared from custody at Christchurch District Court on
The man, who has name suppression, is charged with murder and
with wounding Peter Lochhead while leaving the alleged
He has been remanded in custody without plea until October
Yesterday police arrested a second man at a Hornby car park.
The 39-year-old is jointly charged with the murder of Tony
Lochhead and the aggravated wounding of his brother.
He made a brief appearance at Christchurch District Court
today before Judge Alistair Garland.
Defence counsel Richard Maze made no bail application but
made a successful bid for interim name suppression.
The second man was also arrested on an alleged bail breach,
which police say they won't be pursuing because it's been
"overcome by other matters".
He was remanded in custody without plea to appear in the High
Court in Christchurch on October 4.
Detective Inspector David Long said police are not seeking
anyone else in relation to the murder investigation.
However, others who may have helped the two alleged offenders
after the incident, could yet be charged, he said.