Sentencing of Michael Spensely

Statement attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan

Police acknowledge the sentencing of Michael Spensely in the Napier District Court today.

This was a challenging case for the investigation team and I would like to recognise the work of everyone involved in achieving the outcome today.

I would also like to acknowledge the family of Elaine Spensely. Their strength as a family and commitment to honouring their mother, grandmother and great grandmother has been resolute.

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