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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, Waitematā CIB:

A homicide investigation is underway following an incident on an Albany street in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Vinewood Drive at around 1.30am where a man was located with critical injuries. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries while being transported to hospital.

A man was taken into custody at the scene. No charges have been laid at this stage, however the man is currently assisting Police with our enquiries.

Our enquiries are still in the very early stages of piecing together what has occurred. However, we can say that an altercation has occurred between the two parties, who are known to each other.

A scene examination is currently underway on Vinewood Drive.

Police will also need to work through formally identifying the man and notifying his next of kin.

An area canvass will be conducted as part of the investigation, however if anyone has any information that may assist our enquiries we ask that they contact Police.

Those people can call 105 quoting the file number 220112/4286. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS.

Jarred Williamson/NZ Police
 

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