Police arrest two following fatal house fire at Cockle Bay that killed one

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Police conducted a homicide investigation into the death of Wiremu Arapo in Cockle Bay, which resulted in two arrests. Wiremu Arapo was aged 27.

Detectives jointly charged two 32-year-old men for Mr Arapo’s murder.

Both men are due to appear in Manukau District Court today.

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Police say that at this stage, they are not seeking any other people who are connected with this investigation.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton says: “I hope the news of arrests brings some reassurance to the Cockle Bay community.” — “Police are now limited in further comment on this investigation as the matter is before the Court.”

A karakia was performed at the Cockle Bay address when investigators discovered a body.

Previously Police did not treat the fire as suspicious after liaising with Fire and Emergency investigators.

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