Two men charged
with murder of Bradley Lomax
Bradley Lomax, pictured with his son.
Two men have been charged with the
murder of Bradley Lomax a week after his body was found on a
Police launched a homicide inquiry
after Lomax's body was found on September 4 beside the Waimakariri
River, north of Christchurch. It's understood he was shot.
Detective Inspector Greg Murton
said on Monday two men had been charged with murder. Police were
examining two properties, one in Oxford and one in Rangiora.
Officers would guard them overnight.
About 300 people attended the
service at St Columbus Anglican Church.
The pair would appear in the
Christchurch District Court on Tuesday.
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When asked whether Lomax's death
was gang-related, Murton said "it's not gang versus gang".
Bradley Lomax, pictured as a
He confirmed Lomax got to the
riverbed by car. He would not comment as to whether he was alive at
Earlier on Monday, several hundred
people, including members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club
gang, attended the 24-year-old's funeral at the St Columbus Anglican
Church in Hornby. The church was full when the service
began, leaving about 100 people standing outside.
The front of the funeral sheet
depicted a young Lomax, wearing a suit, while a smile spread across
his face. The back of the notice showed Lomax sitting on a sofa with
Several members of the Rebels
Motorcycle Club gang attended the funeral.
The service ended with Lomax's
friends and family performing a guard of honour as the hearse left
A death notice published on
Saturday said Lomax was "first and foremost a loved and devoted
"A loved and cherished son,
stepson, big brother, brother-in-law, grandson, nephew, cousin and
friend to many."
Police finished the scene
examination on Harrs Rd, on Friday.
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Lomax was a member of the Rebels
Motorcycle Club and father of one. There was a suggestion he had
recently left the gang.
A group out four-wheel-driving
found his body on the Waimakariri riverbed shortly before 10pm on