A man wanted over the death of homeless man Maqbool
Hussain in Auckland has been captured.
Justin Vance Turner, 28, was located by police in Taupo at
Police were called by members of the public who noticed
Turner acting suspiciously near a wharf.
Detectives from Auckland are travelling to Taupo today to
speak to him.
At this stage he has not been charged, but Auckland City
Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty said appropriate charges
would be considered by the Operation Gridley team, who have
been investigating Mr Hussain's brutal death.
A warrant to arrest Turner for murder was issued in the
Auckland District Court yesterday and police in Taupo used
that to lock him up today.
No information was available about how Turner got to Taupo or
how long he had been there.
- By Anna Leask of the NZ Herald