1 Jan 2013

Homicide inquiry in Auckland

9:06 pm on 1 January 2013

Police say the homicide investigation into the death of a man killed in an assault in South Auckland is progressing.

Investigators have spent much of Tuesday at the scene on Pilkington Road in Panmure, where the 27-year-old died about 4.20am.

Detective Inspector Mark Benefield says the investigation is progressing after a long day of inquiries around the neighbourhood.

He says the man's name is likely to be released on Wednesday.

Police have spoken to a number of people about the attack, but so far no arrests have been made.

A post-mortem began on Tuesday, and investigations will continue into the death on Wednesday morning.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them, anonymously or otherwise, on the CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 number.