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Police officer shooting: Murder accused can keep name secret - for now

The man accused of murdering Constable Matthew Hunt can keep his name secret for another three days at least.

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Mourners at the Eden Park service included family and friends, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and more than a 1000 fellow officers. Source: 1 NEWS

An application for continued name suppression was declined in the High Court in Auckland by Justice Venning this morning.

However, the order was extended until 4pm on Monday to give his legal team time to consider whether to appeal the decision.

Constable Hunt was shot, and another officer injured, during a routine traffic stop in West Auckland on 19 June.

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The emotional moment came at the end of the Auckland service. Source: 1 NEWS

Earlier this month, 30-year-old Natalie Jane Bracken was publicly identified as the woman charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact after losing her name suppression bid.

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