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Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. CREDIT: New Zealand Police
Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. CREDIT: New Zealand Police
Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. Police would like to identify this man who handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member on 10 December. CREDIT: New Zealand Police
A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. CREDIT: New Zealand Police
A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. CREDIT: New Zealand Police
A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. A brown wallet located in a Police search at Wellington Railway Station. CREDIT: New Zealand Police

Wellington Police continue enquiries into death of Phillip Cottrell in December 2011

Friday 3 February 2012, 3:31PM
By New Zealand Police
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WELLINGTON CITY

Wellington Police are continuing enquiries into the death of Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell on the 11th of December last year, as a result of an assault in Boulcott Street the day prior.

Officer in charge of Operation Dean Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Miller says despite Police making two arrests in relation to Mr Cottrell's death, Police continue to work on the investigation.

"Despite a number of enquiries made to date, we have been unable to identify this man in the attached CCTV footage, who kindly handed in Mr Cottrell's credit card to a Trax Bar staff member after finding it at the Wellington Railway Station on Saturday 10 December 2011."

D/S/S Miller says this man is in no way connected to the investigation except for finding Mr Cottrell's wallet, but we would still like to identify and speak to him to complete our enquiries.

"A wallet was also found at the Railway Station, as a result of a Police search. Again, despite a number of enquiries, we haven't been able to determine whether this wallet in fact belonged to Mr Cottrell."

He says Police would like to hear from anyone who may recognise this wallet as being theirs, so Police can either rule it in or out of the investigation.

Anyone with any information should contact the Operation Dean team on (04) 381 2000 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.