Man dies after alleged assault

The man injured in an alleged assault at New Brighton has died, police say.

Alfoed Utapo Waterhouse, 20, had been in Christchurch Hospital's intensive care unit with critical injuries following an alleged assault in Beresford Street in the early hours of Sunday March 2.

He died in hospital yesterday.

A 20-year old Christchurch man appeared in court on Monday, March 3 charged with injuring with intent, and was remanded on bail to reappear on 24 March.

A second man, aged 30, appeared on an assault charge on Friday and was remanded on bail to reappear on Wednesday this week.

Police are now considering laying additional charges against the primary offender.


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