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Suppression Continues For Man Charged With Sex Worker Murder

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Auckland, June 24 NZPA - A man charged with the murder of a 48-year-old Thai sex worker has been granted continued name suppression.

The accused, a 47-year-old computer programmer, appeared in Auckland District Court today.

He is charged with the murder of Nuttidar Vaikaew.

Her body was found on May 12 at a house in Warwick Street in Western Springs, west of the city centre, where she worked as a prostitute.

Police believe that Miss Vaikaew, also known to her clients as "Sky", was killed on April 17.

Defence counsel Nicholas Wintour said the accused was at a high risk of committing suicide, and releasing his name would increase that risk.

The man was remanded in custody until August 3, when he will reappear in court for a pre-depositions hearing.

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