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Man dead in suspected hit and run

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/04/2017

Police are investigating the death of a man found on a roadside in the Gisborne District.

Emergency services were alerted to reports the man had been run over on Tapuaeroa Road in Ruatoria about 1am on Sunday.

Police earlier said they had arrested a 29-year-old man, calling the death a hit and run, but have since corrected that, saying no one was in custody and that the cause was still unclear.

"An individual has been spoken to and is assisting police with their investigation," police said.

"The investigation includes establishing whether the man was hit by a vehicle."

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