13 Apr 2010

Homidice inquiry begins after Mt Roskill attack

9:00 pm on 13 April 2010

Police in Auckland have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man who was attacked in the suburb of Mt Roskill.

Officers were called to the house in May Road by ambulance staff just before 4pm on Tuesday.

A police spokesperson, Noreen Hegarty, says the man was taken to Auckland Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The scene remains cordoned off and officers will conduct a forensic examination on Wednesday. A post-mortem will also be conducted.

Police say two people at the house are helping officers their inquiries.