Man in custody after homeless man's death

Maqbool Hussain
Maqbool Hussain
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 12.30pm today.

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

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