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Police pleased with outcome in Christchurch homicide case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Today a jury in the High Court at Christchurch returned a verdict of guilty in the December 2016 murder of Hardeep Singh by his partner at the time, Franchesca Borell.“Police pleased with outcome in Christchurch homicide case”

Attributable to Detective Sergeant Andrew Owens:

Today a jury in the High Court at Christchurch returned a verdict of guilty in the December 2016 murder of Hardeep Singh by his partner at the time, Franchesca Borell.

Our thoughts are with the family of Hardeep Singh, as they have been throughout this investigation.

Some of his family travelled from India to be in court.

We would like to acknowledge the impact this investigation has had, and will continue to have on them, particularly on Hardeep’s parents who were unable to make it today.

We hope this result provides some closure to them, however we know it does nothing to replace the loss of their son, brother and friend.

We would like to thank the Christchurch Indian community, who along with the general public have assisted with this case.

Our thoughts are also with the whänau of Borell as this has also impacted significantly on them.

Hardeep’s family have requested privacy at this time, but wish to thank those involved in bringing some closure and justice for Hardeep.

ENDS

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