Murder charge laid after Edgecumbe death

The man is due to reappear in the Tauranga High Court in March.
The man is due to reappear in the Tauranga High Court in March. Photo credit: File/Getty

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in the Bay of Plenty last year.

Thunder Savage, 45, was found with critical injuries at a property on Hydro Rd in Edgecumbe in October. At the time, NZME reported his injuries were the result of a stabbing.

A 54-year-old man appeared in Whakatane District Court on Wednesday charged with his murder.

The man is due to reappear in the Tauranga High Court in March.

"Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to Mr Savage's death however we continue to investigate and welcome any information from members of the public," a spokesperson said.

Anyone wishing to contact police about the death is asked to call 105 or to contact them anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.