A Wellington woman will appear in Timaru District Court this
morning charged with assaulting a man who was later found
dead in an Ashburton industrial area on Sunday.
The 26-year-old woman was arrested overnight and charged with
assaulting Arran James Gairns with intent to rob, on
Mr Gairns' body was found on Sunday in a water run-off area
behind commercial premises.
Detective Senior Sergeant Marion Neill said police would
continue to focus on the events leading up to Mr Gairns'
"This will include locating other persons who may have been
involved in these events."