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Police name man found dead in Wairoa

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/06/2017

Police made a number of arrests for disorder. © Hannah Peters/Getty Images Police made a number of arrests for disorder. Police have named a man found dead in a Wairoa street and say they still want to speak to anyone with information about what happened.

Nigel Sammons, 33, was found on Black Street at 5am on Sunday.

Inquiries are continuing into the death, including whether Mr Sammons was hit by a car in the northern Hawke's Bay town.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford says police want to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

This includes anyone with information on a vehicle that may have damage to the front since Saturday, or who may know about a vehicle being hidden, repaired or cleaned in unusual circumstances.

Det Sgt Ford says Mr Sammons' body has been released back to his family after a post-mortem examination in Rotorua on Monday.

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