Police release Kaikoura fire victim's name

Wednesday 10 October 2012, 3:33PM
By New Zealand Police


Police have today released the name of the man they believe died in a fire in a vehicle parked near Kaikoura.

Police believe he is Adam Toleman, aged 28 years. Mr Toleman is a citizen of the United Kingdom who has New Zealand residency. His next of kin have been advised.

Formal identification is expected to take some time.

The post mortem has also been completed and indicates that there are no suspicious circumstances and the death appears to be the result of an accidental fire.

The site will be blessed this afternoon and the vehicle will then be removed.