Advertisement

Alleged Christchurch Shooter To Face 50 Murder Charges, 39 Attempted Murder

Close to 100 charges have been laid against the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter, including 50 charges of murder.

The alleged shooter, an Australian man, has been in custody since the terror attack in Christchurch on March 15.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, stormed two mosques in Christchurch with a number of high-powered weapons and live streamed the attack online. The attack is alleged to be the single worst terrorist attack carried out by an Australian.

He was previously charged with one count of murder, but now will face dozens more charges, with further action being considered by New Zealand police.

"Police can now confirm the man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 Murder and 39 Attempted Murder charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday 5 April," New Zealand police said in a statement on Thursday.

"Other charges are still under consideration."

"As the case is before the court, Police is not in a position to comment further."

More to come.