A woman found in a critical condition in a Hamilton flat on Wednesday has died today, police say.
A 57-year-old man, who was known to the woman, appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was remanded in custody.
A post mortem will take place this weekend, after which further charges in relation to the woman's death will be considered, Inspector Andrea McBeth, Hamilton City area commander, said.
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Police were called to a serious assault at the flat in Wellington Street, Hamilton East on Wednesday afternoon.
Upon arrival, they found the 55-year-old woman in a critical condition, McBeth said.
"The victim was rushed to Waikato Hospital and she sadly passed away today."
The 57-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night.