Four men charged in connection with the death of a Vietnamese man in Auckland have appeared in court.
Police were called a property in Papatoetoe on Thursday morning, where they found Thuongsi Nguyen, 32, on the back seat of the car with fatal stab wounds.
The accused appeared in Manukau District Court on Friday.
One man charged with assault was granted bail and name suppression. Another man, Hong Phuong Le, was also charged with assault.
Tuan Le and Xuan Truong Nguyen have been charged with possession of weapons.
Police say more serious charges are likely, but language barriers are slowing down the investigation.