Two men charged with murder following Ōtorohanga homicide

Two men have been charged with murder following the death of “hard working father” Anthony Takrouna Bell.

The two Hamilton men aged 30 and 38, are due to appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley hopes the arrests will provide Bell’s family “some degree of comfort”.

“We hope the arrests today provides Bell’s family with some degree of comfort following what has been an extremely difficult time for them,” he said.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have footage of the altercation on Maniapoto St in Ōtorohanga on Saturday night.

A Givealittle page has been set up to raise funds to help Bell’s grieving partner and six children following his death.

A close friend of the family, Sarah-Jane Mills, said she set up the page to help relieve Bell’s partner, Resden Stockman, and the couple’s six children of financial stress so that they can grieve.

“Anthony Bell was a hard-working family man and had six children who he provided for … I have created this to help Resden and her babies.

Footage can be uploaded using the following link.

Anyone who can assist with information is asked to call 105 and quote file number 211002/2797.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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